Sleep Statistics that will Keep You up at Night
Millions of people across the U.S. have some type of sleep disorder. While there are many types of sleep disorders, At Home Sleep Study focuses on diagnosing sleep apnea. However, you should always look into issues you may be having with sleep. It could just save your life.
Let’s take a look at the numbers affecting your sleep.
Sleep Disorder Statistics
50-70 million U.S. adults have a sleep disorder
48.0% report snoring
37.9% reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the preceding month
4.7% reported nodding off or falling asleep while driving at least once in the preceding month
Drowsy driving is responsible for 1,550 fatalities and 40,000 nonfatal injuries annually in the United States
Insomnia is the most common specific sleep disorder, with short term issues reported by about 30% of adults and chronic insomnia by 10%
25 million U.S. adults have obstructive sleep apnea
9-21% of women have obstructive sleep apnea
24-31% of men have obstructive sleep apnea
8% of children aged 2 to 8 have sleep apnea
3–5% of the overall proportion of obesity in adults could be attributable to short sleep
Percentage of CPAP users who are adherent to therapy: 66%
Percentage of adults using melatonin: 1.3%
Percentage of bacteria that CPAP cleaners claim to kill: 99%
Incidence of narcolepsy: 50 per 100,000 people
Percentage who reported that snoring improved in bed partner with a mandibular advancing snoring device: 70%
83% of people with type 2 diabetes have sleep apnea and may not know it
43% of people with mild obstructive sleep apnea and 69% of people with severe obstructive sleep apnea have hypertension
According to one 2004 study, treating all United States drivers suffering from sleep apnea would save $11.1 billion in collision costs and save 980 lives annually
37% of 20-39 year-olds report short sleep duration
40% of 40-59 year-olds report short sleep duration
35.3% of adults report <7 hours of sleep during a typical 24-hour period.
100,000 deaths occur each year in U.S. hospitals due to medical errors and sleep deprivation have been shown to make a significant contribution
The National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research reports that more than 38,000 people die each year from cardiovascular issues related to sleep apnea
Sleep apnea quadruples your risk of stroke
It’s estimated that 1 in 15 adults in the United States has obstructive sleep apnea, which equals 18 million people. Approximately 80% of these people are undiagnosed.
What Do These Numbers Mean to You?
That’s a lot of scary data to take in. Knowing this information, don’t you think you owe it to yourself to see if you have sleep apnea? At Home Sleep Study provides a convenient, affordable way to test at home.