Americans have a significant sleep deficit that they have accumulated over years. According to popular statistics, 42% of U.S. adults get less than seven hours of sleep per night, with seven to nine hours of sleep being the recommended amount for adults in America. Over time, this builds up a great sleep deficit that is tough to get rid of.
Americans have this sleep deficit due to numerous factors. First, Americans face a great deal of stress, and stress can cause problems with sleep. Stress is associated with numerous sleep disorders, including insomnia and COPD, both of which involve reduced or interrupted sleep.
Stress comes from numerous factors. For one, a person may be stressed about their job. Jobs in America often require longer than the 9 to 5, eight hour work day or 40 hour work week.