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Americans are facing ‘a sleep loss crisis’

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Did you get enough sleep last night? When you stay up too late the next day you might feel groggy, maybe cranky, but the Centers for Disease Control says its worse than that. The CDC says Americans are facing a sleep loss crisis.

The CDC recommends Americans get at least seven hours of sleep, but say the number of hours continues to drop for most from year to year. The CDC says getting less than the recommended amount means you could face some deadly consequences. They also said that you put yourself at an increased risk of having a heart attack, stroke, diabetes or obesity.

Experts add that getting bad sleep is just as dangerous as not getting enough sleep. About 10% of adults have chronic insomnia and 24% of men have sleep apnea, causing them to wake up multiple times throughout the night.

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