Are you feeling sleepy all the time? It's probably because you aren't getting enough sleep. In fact, a new study by the CDC shows that 70% of American adults don't get enough rest:
The study, which surveyed adults in Delaware, Hawaii, New York and Rhode Island, found that a lack of sleep is a particular problem for younger adults. Of those between 18 and 34, 13.3 percent lacked enough sleep every day, compared to 7.3 percent of adults over 55.
The study did not find much difference between races or genders.
The National Sleep Foundation says that most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Many are not getting that.
Nationwide, adults that averaged six hours or less of sleep a night increased in all age in groups from 1985 to 2006, according to a National Health Interview Study. For example, in 1985, about 20 percent of men and women ages 45-64 reported sleeping an average of six hours or less. By 2006 that number had jumped to 30 percent.