Sleep problems in the UK
Worldwide, around every fifth person has sleep problems. In the UK, it is even every fourth person. With this, sleep disorders occur nearly twice as much in women than in men.
If children and youths are taken out of the calculation, the figures are even more dramatic: around 35 percent of all adults and even 70 percent of people over the age of 60 suffer from sleep disorders.
10 percent of the total population is plagued with more intense sleep problems. They indicate that they either constantly, or at least frequently cannot get restful sleep and half a million people in this country take sleeping pills on a daily basis. At 70 percent, the proportion of psychological sleep disorders is noticeably high. Worldwide, around every fifth person suffers from some kind of sleep problem. In the UK, it is even every fourth person. Sleep disorders occur nearly twice as much in women than in men.
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