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Anxiety and stress keeping Americans awake

It's pretty-well established that American's don't get enough sleep.

But a new survey reveals just what's keeping us up at night.

"If I get a lot less than seven, sleep deprivation is like a hangover," said one person.

No matter how many hours of sleep you get each night, most Americans say it's not enough.
 
According to the annual National Sleep Survey from sleepbetter.org, 75-percent of American adults say they aren't getting enough sleep.

Of the 2,000 adults who answered the 51 questions, 54-percent say stress and anxiety are keeping them up at night.

47 percent lay awake with financial concerns.

While 45-percent worry about family and health instead of sleeping.
 
"It's kind of hard to just turn that off switch instantly and just let your body completely fall back and sleep without having to worry that you're gonna miss something that you're gonna have to take care of in the morning," said one person.
 
Once they get to sleep, the survey found only 32-percent of Americans rate the quality of their sleep as good or excellent.

And for the more than 40-percent of working Americans who say they perform poorly at work because of sleep deprivation, here's some advice."

"I make sure I'm in bed by 10:00 and I'm always asleep by 10:30," said one person.

"Naps, midday naps, five minutes close your eyes, go to a special place, you wake up, that's me," said another person.

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