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Over the past few years, research on sleep has accelerated at a pace that has never been seen before. This has allowed the researchers to make some astonishing discoveries related to sleep statistics that may be of interest to most people. Here are some of the most interesting statistics we found:

  • Lack of sleep costs the U.S. over $411 Billion on an annual basis.
  • Around 48% of the Americans snore in their sleep.
  • Only 8% of the adults sleep on their back, even though it is regarded as the healthiest position.
  • Lack of sleep is believed to be the cause of about 3-5% of obesity in adults.
  • 62% of the adolescents take their phones to bed with them and 37% of them exchange messages after switching off the light.
  • Around 95% of people admit using some sort of electronic device within 60 minutes of bedtime.
  • Before the invention of color television, only 15% of people could dream in color.
  • 30% of the adult U.S. population suffers from Insomnia.
  • Up to 60% of college students experience poor sleep quality.
  • People who sleep less than 7 hours each night are 12% more likely to die prematurely.
  • 35% of adults do not sleep more than 7 hours per day.
  • As compared to married individuals (67%), sleep duration is found to be lesser in unmarried (62%), divorced, separated, or widowed people (56%).
  • Lack of sleep is believed to be the cause of about 3-5% of obesity in adults.
  • Over 100,000 deaths are due to to medical errors due because of sleep deprivation.
  • 37% of people between the ages of 20 and 39 years-old reported short sleep duration.
  • 30% of the adult U.S. population suffers from Insomnia.
  • 10% of the U.S. population suffers from chronic Insomnia.
  • 40% of all insomnia patients have a coexisting psychiatric condition.
  • Processing memories into dream incorporation takes around 7 days.
  • 48 percent of characters in our dreams are people we know by name.
  • About 75% of the people today are able to dream in color.
  • Before the invention of color television, only 15% of people could dream in color.

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