Insufficient Sleep = Epidemic?

Avian bird flu outbreak. Ebola outbreak. Tuberculosis outbreak. Outbreaks, epidemics, pandemics, and now... insufficient sleep?

Forget Ebola; Sleep Deprivation is a Far Greater Epidemic

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insufficient sleep is an epidemic in the United States. One-third or more of Americans (across all adult age groups, ethnicities, and both genders) now report getting insufficient sleep.

From the CDC:

"The analysis determined that, among 74,571 adult respondents in 12 states, 35.3% reported <7 hours of sleep during a typical 24-hour period, 48.0% reported snoring, 37.9% reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the preceding month, and 4.7% reported nodding off or falling asleep while driving at least once in the preceding month."

GO HERE for more information on the helpful sleep tips and tricks from the National Sleep Foundation referenced in the CDC's report on insufficient sleep.

Concerned about your own sleep quality? If you or someone you care about snores or is tired and fatigued during the day, sleep-disordered breathing (and sleep apnea) may be a serious risk. Get your sleep tested today by SleepSomatics, a professionally credentialed and accredited sleep test center located in Austin since 1999. Call 512.323.9253.


SleepSomatics Diagnostic Center is a credentialed and accredited sleep center serving Austin and Central Texas since 1999. We provide sleep diagnostic and therapy services including In-Lab Sleep Study, Take-Home Sleep Test, and Sleep Therapy. We gladly accept most insurances and provide you with a written quote of any costs. Questions? Get answers. Let's talk. Call us. We're ready when you are. Call SleepSomatics at (512) 323-9253.