statistics

STATISTICS

  • 20-40% of all adults have insomnia in the course of any year
  • 1 out of 3 people have insomnia at some point in their lives
  • Of those, 60% have a chronic disorder
  • Over 50% of all apnea cases are diagnosed in people aged 40 and over
  • More prevalent in men than women
  • 4 to 9% of middle-aged men suffer from apnea comparing to 2 to 4% of middle-aged women
  • 8 to 12% have a close relative suffering of Narcolepsy
  • 200,000 Americans suffer from Narcolepsy and fewer than 50,000 are diagnosed
  • Restless Leg Syndrome can begin at an early age and worsens with age
  • Pregnancy or hormonal changes can temporarily worsen this disorder
  • Over 2 million children suffer from sleep disorders
  • Women are twice as likely as men to have difficulty falling and staying asleep
  • Pregnancy can worsen sleep patterns
  • Menopause and hormone changes cause changes in sleep
  • Over half of those over the age of 65 experience disturbed sleep
  • Sleep problems add an estimated $15.9 billion to the U.S. national health care costs
  • 4 classifications of sleep disorders exist
  • Along with the intense economic stress in America, over 90% of American employees regularly suffer from insomnia.
  • Millions of people around the world spend sleepless nights due to the global crisis. In Greece the phenomenon affects mainly the unemployed aged 35-55 and more than two million Greeks struggle to calm at night.
  • In America the insomnia cases rose in 2009 by 30% – a year after the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the outbreak of the economic crisis.
  • 78% of men (and 91% between 18-24 years) are exposed before bed in computer and mobile screen radiation, which makes it more difficult to fall asleep. The blue light emitted by such electronic apparatus suppresses a hormone production which helps to fall asleep.
  • The problem of insomnia is constantly deteriorating worldwide, according to recent researches. The most recent study in the U.K. showed that six out of ten do not sleep well (59%) and only one in ten (10%) sleep calmly watching pleasant dreams.