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This Friday, March 17, is World Sleep Day, an annual celebration that aims to raise awareness of the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. This year’s campaign tagline is “Sleep is essential for health.” According to a study by the American College of Cardiology, up to 8 percent of deaths from any cause could be attributed to “poor sleep patterns”, while those with healthier sleep habits are less likely to die prematurely.
Data from Statista Consumer Insights shows that in the United States, 39 percent of respondents said they had suffered from a sleep disorder (problems falling asleep or staying asleep, insomnia, etc.) in the 12 months prior to the survey. Italians were the worst sleepers of the selected countries (43 percent), while the online survey respondents from India registered one of the lowest share of respondents who say they suffer from sleep disorders.
This chart shows the share of adults that have trouble sleeping, by country.
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