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Adults Sleep Badly

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A poll of 1506 adults revealed that 75% of them frequently have sleep problems. A majority of the individuals ignored the problem, and few believed they actually have a problem. Of the respondents, only 50% said they slept well on most nights. The survey, conducted for the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), found the following:

The NSF, along with other sleep experts, recommended avoiding alcohol and caffeine near bedtime. The group also suggested that adults pay attention to how much sleep they get and the quality of that sleep, and get help if needed.