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According to the U.S. CDC, one out of every three American’s isn’t getting enough sleep. About 35% of U.S. adults get less than seven hours of sleep at night, which can increase their risk for health problems like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and mental distress.
This study also showed some other interesting trends when it comes to sleep: Married people tend to sleep better than people who are divorced or have never been married, and people with a higher education also appear to be able to sleep relatively well.
The researchers responsible for this study are stressing the importance of sleep in a healthy lifestyle. According to Dr. Shalinini Paruthi of the Sleep Medicine and Research Center, sleep is just as important to overall health as diet and exercise.
These findings were published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on February 18, 2016.