SleepDisorders.com Poll Reveals Sleep Deprivation

SleepDisorders.com has polled users to find out more about their sleep habits. The results show the serious lack of sleep being received by most individuals.

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Irvine, California (PRWEB) November 29, 2012

SleepDisorders.com provides a wealth of educational material to individuals interested in learning more about sleep disorders. The SleepDisorders.com library consists of articles detailing the various conditions and treatments that afflict people and the treatment options that are available. Additionally, site visitors are provided with the latest news in the world of sleep medicine, helping them keep up to date with the latest treatment options. For those who prefer videos, SleepDisorders.com also has an expansive collection of videos addressing commonly asked questions regarding sleep disorders. Each question is answered by a sleep expert on our nationwide network, meaning SleepDisorders.com visitors can be assured of the reliability and accuracy of the information. If, for any reason, the information an individual is seeking doesn't happen to be on the site, they can utilize the useful Question and Answer system built out by SleepDisorders.com. The system enables users to directly interact with the SleepDisorders.com physician network by allowing individuals to ask a question and receive answers from multiple doctors on the network. This tool allows users to not only get a professional opinion, but a second, third, and fourth opinion as well.

In order to keep up to date with the issues affecting users, SleepDisorders.com com polled users to learn more about their sleeping habits. The results seemed to reinforce the idea that a large number of Americans are receiving far below the recommended hours of sleep. Of those polled, 70% admitted to sleeping fewer than 7 hours per night. Considering the generally recommended hours of sleep for adults is 7-9 hours per night, the majority of these individuals aren't fully receiving the restorative sleep they require. Even more shocking was the fact that a full 22% of respondents claimed to receive fewer than 5 hours of sleep per night on average. There could be a number of factors contributing to the distinct lack of sleep seen among the poll participants. It’s possible that external factors such as work or relationships could be to blame for the distinct lack of sleep, or it could possibly be due to a sleep disorder. In either scenario, the lack of sleep can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness, meaning lowered mental acuity, coordination, and a sharp increase in the potential for automobile accident. Indeed, the older age groups did seem to receive more sleep on average, with 34% of individual aged 40 and up receiving at least 7 hours of sleep. The fact that only 17% of individuals under the age of 40 received 7 or more hours of sleep per night is alarming for the future state of sleep health.

It’s possible that the reason for decreased total sleep among those aged 39 and below is increased use of smartphones and other light emitting devices. These devices often disrupt the sleep-wake cycle of the body by essentially tricking the mind into staying awake later. SleepDisorders.com can assist individuals who believe a sleep disorder might be the culprit behind their poor sleep. The SleepDisorders.com Doctor Finder enables individuals to find sleep experts located near their area and schedule a sleep study or consultation. Visit SleepDisorders.com to learn more about how to finally get a good night’s rest.


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