According to federal researchers, one- third of Americans sleep less than seven hours a day putting themselves at risk of obesity, heart disease and other health issues. Also the CDC experts also confirmed it through a health surveys conducted with more than 400,000 American.They were asked how many hours of sleep they get each night, among other questions.
On average, only 65 percent said they get seven hours or more of sleep a night, the team reported. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention therefore suggest urgent need for public awareness and public education about sleep
health. One doctor has reportedly said that artificial light exposure between dusk and the time Americans
go to bed at night may suppress the release of sleep-promoting hormone
melatonin, enhances alertness and shifts circadian rhythms to a later
hour — making it more difficult to fall asleep. According to CDC report, "Sleeping less than seven hours per night is associated with increased
risk for obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease,
stroke, frequent mental distress, and all-cause mortality," the team
wrote in the CDC's weekly report. Lifestyle changes such as going to bed at the same time each night;
rising at the same time each morning; and turning off or removing
televisions, computers, mobile devices from the bedroom, can help people
get the healthy sleep they. Sleep in some cases, may also be tied to economic conditions.