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America has a sleep problem, study finds

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Data: Adjaye-Gbewonyo, et al., 2022, “Sleep Difficulties in Adults: United States, 2020”; Chart: Axios Visuals

Nearly 15% of Americans are struggling to get a good night’s rest, according to new data from the CDC.

Driving the news: The researchers looked at the share of U.S. adults who had difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep in the past 30 days.

Women were more likely to struggle with sleep compared to men. Whites, Hispanics and Blacks were also more likely to struggle compared to Asian individuals.Health officials recommend adults get seven hours or more of sleep a night.