Sleep is considered to be a passive activity but sufficient sleep is considered essential for good health. According to a recent, four state ( Delaware, Hawaii, New York and Rhode island) study released by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDCP) the percentage of adults who reported not getting enough sleep or rest everyday in the past 30 days ranged from 14% in Delaware to 8% in Hawaii. The above results will help researchers explore the relationship between sleep duration to sleep disorders and conditions such as depression, hypertension, heart disease and strokes.

CDC (MMWR weekly); Feb29,2008/ 57(8); 200-203

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