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Some Sleep Statistics

Minimum recommended hours of sleep per night for an adult

Actual hours of sleep per weeknight for the average American adult

Percentage of adults who sleep less than 6.5 hours per night

Percentage of adults who experience sleep problems at least two nights per week

Number of sleep centers in the U.S. when DHMC's Sleep Center opened in 1971

Number of sleep centers in the U.S. today

Approximate number of sleep studies conducted by the DHMC Sleep Center since 1971

Rank of sleep apnea (momentary cessation of breathing during sleep) among all diagnoses at the DHMC Sleep Center

Sources: American Academy of Sleep Medicine, National Sleep Foundation, DHMC Sleep Center

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