The latest sleep statistics indicate that the world is simply not getting enough rest.
The situation has become so serious that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared insufficient sleep a ‘public health problem’.
Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder.
In our data-driven roundup, you’ll learn more about the global issue and discover how bad the problem is and who is suffering the most.
- Insomnia Statistics (Top Picks)
- How many people have insomnia?
- How many people in the world have insomnia?
- Which age group is most affected by insomnia?
- Who is most affected by insomnia?
- What causes insomnia?
- What’s the effect of insomnia?
- What’s the cost of insomnia?
- How common is insomnia during pregnancy?
- What’s the best treatment for insomnia?
Let’s take a closer look at 45 jaw-dropping insomnia statistics:
Insomnia Statistics (Top Picks)
- Insomnia is very common, with between 50 and 70 million Americans affected each year.
- Nearly half of the population of the US experience insomnia symptoms at some time.
- 10% of those impacted by insomnia go on to develop long term, chronic insomnia.
- 237 million people globally struggle with insomnia.
- People over the age of 60 are the age group that have the highest reported levels of insomnia.
- Women are 40% more likely to have insomnia than men.
- 35% of people with insomnia have a family history of the condition.
- People with insomnia are five times more likely to suffer from depression.
- Insomnia causes the US economy to lose $63 billion each year in reduced productivity.
- 78% of women experience insomnia during pregnancy.
What's the best treatment for insomnia?
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is proven to be a particularly effective treatment for insomnia, with up to 75% of patients seeing improvements in their symptoms.
Sleep routine changes, medication and alternative therapies such as yoga are also recommended to treat the condition.
CBT for insomnia (also known as CBT-I), referred to as a multicomponent treatment, combines a number of different approaches.
The Sleep Foundation describes the three components of CBT-I treatment:
Cognitive interventions: Focused on restructuring thoughts around sleep.
Behavioral interventions: Promoting relaxation, sleep restriction and stimulus control to help develop healthy sleep behaviors.
Psychoeducational interventions: Highlighting the link between thoughts and behaviors, and sleep.
Insomnia treatment statistics:
- Up to 75% of patients with insomnia have seen improvements following cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
- Acupressure has been proven to significantly reduce awake time and quality of sleep for people with insomnia.
- 60% of yogis report improved sleep from practicing yoga.
- Nearly 9 million Americans take prescription sleeping pills.
- 58.3% of people who have undergone hypnosis report improved sleep.
- Meditation can be a short term solution for improving sleep problems.
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