Wake Up to these Facts and Stats About Getting Better Sleep

A good night’s sleep is worth its weight in gold when it comes to your physical and mental health, but it’s an important facet of good health that too many neglect. Getting an adequate amount of sleep is paramount, but many people don’t get enough hours of sleep in a day, whether due to a busy schedule or a sleep disorder, and the consequences can be severe and disruptive. Take our quiz on the facts and stats of getting a good night’s sleep and learn why making getting enough sleep a priority is just good sense.

  1. How many Americans suffer from a sleep disorder?
  2. 10-20 million
  3. 30-45 million
  4. 50-70 million
  5. 90-100 million
  6. Which of the following is NOT classified as a sleeping disorder? (Choose all that apply)
  7. Insomnia and narcolepsy
  8. Sleep apnea
  9. Night terrors
  10. Sleep sweating
  11. Circadian rhythm disorders
  12. True or false? Sleep disorders will affect 1 in 3 people at some stage of their lives. 
  13. Which of the following is the most common specific sleep disorder in the U.S.?
  14. Insomnia, difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep
  15. Sleep apnea, frequent pauses in breathing
  16. Sleep terrors, screaming and thrashing during sleep
  17. Narcolepsy, an uncontrollable excessive sleeping tendency
  18. How many adult Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, or frequent pauses in breathing during sleep?
  19. 15 million
  20. 25 million
  21. 35 million
  22. 45 million
  23. True or False? Women are more likely than men to suffer from obstructive sleep apnea.
  24. How many hours of sleep does the average adult need every night?
  25. 4 to 6 hours
  26. 5 to 7 hours
  27. 6 to 8 hours
  28. 7 to 9 hours
  29. Which of the following are side effects of sleep deprivation through not getting enough sleep every night?
  30. Sleepiness and/or falling asleep during the daytime
  31. On-the-job errors
  32. Falling asleep while driving
  33. Medical side effects, such as a decrease in cognitive function, hypertension, and fluctuations in weight
  34. All of the above
  35. What percentage of adults report getting under 7 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period?
  36. 12.4 percent
  37. 24.7 percent
  38. 35.3 percent
  39. 43.9 percent
  40. Which of the following are reasons why sleep is an important function of good health?
  41. Your brain recharges during sleep
  42. Cells repair themselves during sleep
  43. Your body releases important hormones during sleep
  44. All of the above
  45. True or False? 90 million Americans have their sleep disrupted by snoring.

Resources: Information provided by the American Sleep Association and the Better Sleep Council


  1. C. 50-70 million. Nearly a quarter of the U.S. population suffers from sleep disorders.
  2. D. Sleep sweating. All the rest are sleep disorders.
  3. True. Approximately 33 percent of people will deal with a sleeping disorder at some stage of their lives.
  4. A. Insomnia. About 30 percent of adults have reported dealing with short-term insomnia, and 10% have reported long-term insomnia.
  5. B. 25 million. Characterized by loud snoring, daytime sleepiness, and pauses in breathing during sleep, approximately 25 million people suffer from obstructive sleep apnea.
  6. False. Men are more likely to suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, with 24-31 percent of men, and 9-21 percent of women, having obstructive sleep apnea.
  7. D. 7-9 hours. The average adult requires 7 to 9 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period for optimal health.
  8. E. All of the Above. Sleep deprivation can cause an array of negative side effects.
  9. C. 35.3 percent. Over a third of adults are not getting enough sleep in a 24-hour period.
  10. D. All of the Above. Sleep is an important function of health because the body performs important tasks, like repairing cells and releasing hormones, during sleep.
  11. True. Whether sleep is disrupted by their own snoring or a partner’s snoring, 90 million Americans deal with disrupted sleep from snoring.

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