1 in 3 Americans Are Sleep Deprived, Study Says

Katie Sweeney

Are you tired? If you’re nodding yes and yawning while reading this, you’re not alone. Fortune is reporting that 83.6 million American adults are sleep-deprived. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released new research showing that one in three adults are getting less than seven hours of sleep per night. This is the first time a sleep-related study surveyed people in all 50 states. Over 400,000 participants were looked at, and the biggest group of people who reported sleeping less are between the ages of 35 and 44. In fact, 38% of people in this age group are sleep-deprived. “The seven-hour mark is the minimum length of time adults should sleep to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and is necessary to reduce risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, mental distress, coronary heart disease and early death,” Jonathan Chew explains to Fortune. The researchers did not find out why so many people aren’t sleeping, but the news does encourage everyone to practice better sleep habits.

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