Sleep in the U.S. - Statistics & Facts

Sufficient and consistent sleep is an essential part of staying healthy and poor sleep can negatively affect a person's life in many ways. For Americans, getting enough sleep is one of the most important wellbeing activities for their personal lives. However, according to a Statista survey from 2017, approximately 35 percent of males and 39 percent of females reported getting far too little or rather too little sleep.

A shortage of sleep is defined when sleep duration is shorter than 7 hours per workday. Short sleep duration is common among young people, despite the negative consequences with up to 73 percent of high school students sleeping less than 8 hours on an average school night. A recent survey from Statista also found that while 40 percent of males stated they do not have sleeping problems, such as trouble sleeping through the night or trouble falling asleep, only 27 percent of females stated they do not have such problems. The most commonly reported negative impacts of missing sleep included looking tired, being less productive, and feeling moody or irritable.

Sleeping aids are a common solution to sleeping problems for many people in the U.S. The most popular over-the-counter (OTC) sleep remedies based on revenue include ZzzQuil liquids, Natrol tablets, Nature's Bounty tablets, and ZzzQuil tablets. The OTC sleep aid market has grown significantly in the past few years due to the high prevalence of sleep disorders, reporting revenue of about 416 million U.S. dollars in 2017, almost double the revenue reported in 2011.

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