More than one-third of U.S. adults report sleeping less than seven hours daily, which can increase the risk of developing obesity, diabetes and other chronic health conditions, according to a study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society recommend that adults aged 18-60 sleep at least seven hours each night to promote optimal health and well-being. According to CDC’s analysis of data from the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, the proportion of American adults getting a healthy sleep duration ranged from 56% in Hawaii to 72% in South Dakota. CDC recommends that health care providers routinely assess patients’ sleep patterns and educate them about the importance of sleep to their health. 

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