Yet at the same time, the amount of research going into insomnia is in decline.
According to research from Dr Ritterband over at the Huffington Post, there are only 194 studies related to insomnia being funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Compare this to:
Schizophrenia (1,827 studies)
Depression (3,939 studies)
Diabetes (6,883 studies)
As insomnia rates increase and we continue to learn more about the effect long-term sleep deprivation has on our health, we're spending less money, time and effort when it comes to researching the condition.
This is a huge mistake - but perhaps understandable when you consider that insomnia can be relatively inexpensive to treat.
Source: Huffington Post
Last updated: May 30, 2013