People who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have health problems like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer. They’re also more likely to have trouble at work or school. In addition, about 100,000 motor vehicle crashes every year in the United States are related to drowsy driving.3 Improving sleep habits and sleep environments can help people stay healthy and safe.
Sleep disorders like sleep apnea also negatively affect people’s health and safety, and many adults who have a sleep disorder don’t get the treatment they need. Raising awareness about sleep disorders can help people recognize symptoms and get the help they need.
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