Sleep deprived

May 1, 2001

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Sleep deprived

By Jeanne Sabatie, Production Editor

More than one third of U.S. adults get less sleep now than five years ago, and most sleep less than the recommended eight hours each night, according to poll results from The National Sleep Foundation's 2001 Sleep in America report. One in five adults says that daytime sleepiness interferes with daily activities at least a few times a week. More than half admit to driving while drowsy during the past year, and 19 percent have fallen asleep behind the wheel.

 



Jeanne Sabatie. Sleep deprived.

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