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Sleeplessness is big problem in Oklahoma, nationally

Sleeplessness big problem in Oklahoma, nationally
Oklahoman Published: August 9, 2011
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Q&A WITH SUANNE GOODRICH

CDC poll ranks Oklahoma

country's 4th sleepiest state

Q: A recent poll conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ranks Oklahoma the fourth sleepiest state in the country. Is lack of sleep a big problem nationally?

A: It's a huge problem. About 30 percent of Americans report having difficulty falling or staying asleep, while some 10 percent have chronic insomnia. According to the CDC poll, 14.3 percent of Oklahoma adults report they're not getting enough sleep. West Virginia leads the country at 19.3 percent, followed by Tennessee at 14.8 percent and Kentucky, 14.4 percent. Insufficient sleep can result in moodiness, irritability and increased risk for auto and workplace accidents.

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