NIH research plan seeks to promote and protect sleep health – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Sleep-related issues can affect quality of life, and contribute to medical, social, and economic conditions. Dr. Michael Twery at the NIH’s National Center on Sleep Disorders Research says that’s whether you’re young or old.
Twery: We think that, that as many as 70 percent of adolescents are not obtaining enough sleep according to survey data by the Center for Disease Control. And perhaps as many as 36 percent or more of U.S. adults are not getting enough sleep.
Narrator: Drowsy driving, one of the most deadly consequences of inadequate sleep, is responsible for an estimated 1,500 fatalities and 40,000 nonfatal injuries annually. For details, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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