- Whites (4.7 percent) were more likely to use sleep aids than blacks (2.5 percent) or Mexican-Americans (2 percent).
- People who used sleep aids the most were those who slept less than five hours (6 percent) and those who slept at least nine (5.3 percent). The researchers used the National Sleep Foundation's suggested guideline of seven hours of sleep as the minimum amount adults need for optimal performance.
- One in six adults diagnosed with a sleep disorder and one in eight with trouble sleeping said they use sleep aids.
For more information on insomnia, visit the National Sleep Foundation.
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