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Sleep Study Has Americans Wide-Eyed

A new survey on sleep has eye-opening results: More and more Americans are having trouble getting a good night’s rest.

Nearly half of all adult Americans have some trouble sleeping, up 13 percent from just four years ago, according to the Gallup survey. The increasingly frantic pace of life in the ‘90s, along with growing work pressures, are responsible, the folks at the non-profit National Sleep Foundation said Tuesday.

Tired Americans are unhappy Americans, said foundation medical director Dr. Allan Pack.

“Fatigue can impact all aspects of our lives, from our personal relationships to our ability to concentrate and perform daily tasks,” says Pack. “Sleep loss can be deadly.”



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