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1 in 5 American adults–42 million people–report that pain or physical discomfort disrupts their sleep three nights a week or more.

National Sleep Foundation. Sleep in America Poll. Arlington, VA: National Sleep Foundation; 2000

Reference

Title
Sleep in America Poll
Publisher
National Sleep Foundation
Publication Date
2000
Authors
National Sleep Foundation

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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