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Sleep Deprivation (Insomnia)

Sleep Deprivation Sufferers

It is believed that most people experience insomnia at some point in their lives. The Sleep Health Foundations reports that approximately 1 in 3 people suffer from some form of sleep deprivation (insomnia). They estimate that at any given time about 10% of people in the western world suffer from this problem.

However, sleepeducation.org claim that numbers may be even higher. They say that about 30% of adults experience brief symptoms, whereas 10% experience chronic symptoms.

The elderly have a higher risk of experiencing sleep deprivation (insomnia). Women are twice as likely to have it than men. Those with irregular routines, such as shift workers or those regularly traveling for business, are also at greater risk.