According to a survey by Consumer Reports, the most common cause of insomnia in the United States is work related stress. Health problems lie in second place and financial difficulties are third.
Here's where things get more worrying.
The survey found that the average sleep problem lasts twelve years.
When asked what helps them sleep, 40% of respondents mentioned over the counter sleeping pills whilst 70% preferred prescription sleeping pills.
Think about this while we remind you that most sleeping pills are approved for short-term use only and it's clear that we have a problem when it comes to treating insomnia.
Source: Consumer Reports
Last updated: November 1, 2012