Use of sleeping medication among older U.S. adults 2017, by trouble falling asleep

This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. adults aged 65-80 years who used sleeping medication as of 2017, by the number of nights they had difficulty falling asleep in a typical week. According to the data, 31 percent of respondents who regularly used sleeping medication stated they had difficulty falling asleep 3 to 7 nights in a typical week.

Percentage of U.S. adults aged 65 to 80 who used sleeping medications as of 2017, by nights with trouble falling asleep

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Release date

September 2017


United States

Survey time period

September 2017

Number of respondents

1,065 respondents

Age group

65-80 years

Method of interview

Online survey

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