Adults require seven to eight hours of sleep each night and teens require even more, but few of us actually get that much on a consistent basis. Busy schedules can get in the way, but for many a lack of sleep is due to other problems.
About 40 million people in the United States suffer from chronic long-term sleep disorders each year, while 20 million have occasional problems getting a good night's sleep, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Examples of sleep disorders include insomnia, sleep apnea, night terrors and narcolepsy.
Here to discuss sleep disorders and how to get a better night's rest is University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the UC Medical Center Sleep Medicine Center, Dr. Ann Romaker.