Less dream-stage REM sleep linked to higher risk of death, study says
By Sandee LaMotte
Updated 1500 GMT (2300 HKT) July 6, 2020
Sleep loss widespread – Do you toss and turn at night, yearning for a good night's sleep? According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one third of American adults have a sleep disorder that can affect their lives in serious ways.
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Sleep and disease – Chronic diseases such as diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, cancer and obesity and many more are linked to poor sleep.
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Sleep deprivation costs society – Car accidents, industrial disasters, occupational and medical errors as well as reduced quality of life and productivity are also linked to sleep deprivation.
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Public health epidemic – It's so bad that the CDC has pegged insufficient sleep as an American public health epidemic.