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Drive Alert, Arrive Safe - Better Sleep Could Cut Serious Road Accidents By A Third
Date:3/17/2009

e most common sleep complaints has been linked to a significant rise in road traffic accidents, 35% of all accidents are caused by drivers who have not had enough sleep or have not had restorative (quality) sleep. Poor alertness and efficiency, caused by poor quality sleep raise the risk of vehicle or occupational accidents. As a result, tiredness while driving is responsible for a large number of accidents and deaths. People with insomnia are also up to seven times more likely to be involved in work accidents that cause serious injury or death.

A costly global burden

Sleep problems constitute a global epidemic that threatens health and quality of life for up to 45% of the world's population. As well as causing distress to the individual, sleep problems also create significant burden on society. Sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and psychophysiological insomnia are among the most common alterations of sleep. Paradoxically, research suggests that less than a third of people with moderate to severe sleep problems seek professional help for their sleep problems.

Poor quality of sleep or insufficient sleep can also have a negative effect on the health of an individual. In the US it is estimated that direct and indirect costs of insomnia amount to $107.5 billion. Sleep deprivation has been associated with decline in mental health and people with insomnia are more likely to suffer symptoms of depression and anxiety. Other links have been made between sleep deprivation and conditions such as obesity, diabetes and weakened immune systems. Insomnia and other sleep disorders can also have a negative impact on overall quality of life and family and social relationships. However, most sleep disorders are preventable or treatable, yet less than a third of sufferers seek professional help. World Sleep Day aims to reduce the burden of sleep disorders on society by encouraging better understanding of sleep conditions and callin
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