According to NSF’s Sleep in America Poll Half of American adults report at least 1 symptom of insomnia a few times a week or more. Insomnia may lead to serious physical and psychological effects. According to a recent study of 8,580 people between the ages of 16-74years in the United Kingdom, it was found that insomnia was associated with reduced quality of life and that older people were more affected. It was also revealed that longer periods of insomnia are more common in older people and that Insomnia led to older people taking longer acting sleeping pills, and a higher incidence of divorce/separation/widowed marital status in younger participants.
SLEEP vol.32 (7)- wed. July 01, 2009