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Most sleep disorders are preventable or treatable, yet less than one-third of sufferers seek professional help. Sleep problems constitute a global epidemic that threatens health and quality of life for up to 45% of the world’s population

The three elements of good quality sleep are:

A. Duration- The length of sleep should be sufficient for the sleeper to be rested and alert the following day.

B. Continuity- Sleep cycles should be seamless without interruption.

C. Depth- Sleep should be deep enough or sufficiently sound to be restorative and refreshing.

A recent American study on sleep shows(correlates well with world statstics)

General Statistics

Adults require an average of 8 to 8.5 hours of sleep each night

Sleep problems add an estimated $15.9 billion to national health care costs

84 classifications of sleep disorders exist

Insomnia 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

Over 70 million Americans suffer from disorders of sleep and wakefulness

Of those, 60% have a chronic disorder

Sleep Apnea Statistics

Over 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea

An estimated 10 million Americans remain undiagnosed

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

2 to 4% of middle-aged women suffer from apnea

Narcolepsy Statistics

Affects as many as 200,000 Americans

Fewer than 50,000 are diagnosed

8 to 12% have a close relative with the disease

Affects men slightly more than women

20 to 25% of people with narcolepsy have all four symptoms
(excessive daytime sleepiness, sudden loss of muscle function, sleep paralysis, hallucinations)

Restless Leg Syndrome Statistics

Affects as many as 10% of Americans

Can begin at an early age and worsens with age

Pregnancy or hormonal changes can temporarily worsen this disorder

Children & Sleep Statistics
Over 2 million children suffer from sleep disorders

Estimated that 30 to 40% of children to not sleep enough

Children require an average of 9 to 10 hours of sleep each night

Women & Sleep Statistics
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

Older Adult Statistics
Over half of those over the age of 65 experience disturbed sleep

Those over 65 make up about 13% of the US population, but consume over 30% ofprescription drug and 40% of sleeping pills


1. Set a consistent bed time and an awakening time.
2. If you are in the habit of taking naps, try not to exceed 45 minutes of daytime sleep.
3. Avoid excessive alcohol ingestion four hours before bedtime and do not smoke.
4. Avoid caffeine six hours before bedtime. This includes coffee, tea and sodas, as well as chocolate.
5. Avoid heavy, spicy or sugary foods four hours before bedtime. A light snack before bed is acceptable.
6. Exercise regularly, but not right before bed.
7. Use comfortable bedding.
8. Find a comfortable temperature setting for sleeping and keep the room well ventilated.
9. Block out all distracting noise and eliminate as much light as possible.
10. Reserve the bed for sleep. Don’t use the bedroom as an office, workroom or recreation room


We are here to Identify, Assess, and Advice

Dr.Shaju George
Specialist psychiatrist
International modern hospital
Mind Wellness Department
Appointments : 971 4 406 3000