43 percent of Russell County residents considered sleep-deprived, study says

A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 43 percent of Russell County residents are sleep-deprived.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society recommend that adults sleep at least seven hours a night, and data shows that 43 percent of Russell County residents get less than that amount per night.

That’s among the highest nation-wide, with nearby McCreary County having the highest percentage at just over 49 percent.

Kentucky is one of the leading sleep-deprived states, ranking fourth in the percentage of adults reporting that they get less than seven hours of sleep per day.


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