WebMD: The rate of insomnia in the United States has more than doubled since the COVID-19 pandemic began, new survey shows.

A national survey conducted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) reveals that almost 60% of Americans are now experiencing COVID-19 related insomnia.

The rate of insomnia in the general population is normally about 10% to 30%, Fariha Abbasi-Feinberg, MD, a sleep medicine doctor in Fort Meyers, FL, and member of the AASM’s board of directors, said.

The research also shows that a growing number of people are turning to medication, supplements, or other substances to improve their sleep.

Commissioned by the AASM, the online survey of 2006 adults across the United States. It was conducted from March 11 to 15, 2021.

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