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Study: 35 percent of CT adults are sleep deprived

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A study found that more than 35 percent of Connecticut adults are sleep deprived. (WFSB) A study found that more than 35 percent of Connecticut adults are sleep deprived. (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

It's Sleep Awareness Week, and a new study found Connecticut residents are having problems getting into those REM cycles.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed American adults to find how many hours of sleep they get each day, on average.

Connecticut ranked number 27 on the list. The study found that more than 35 percent of Connecticut adults are sleep deprived.

Also in Connecticut, adults are slightly less likely than the typical American to be getting enough sleep.

“Some people are more prone to insomnia than other people. It could be because of life changing events, could be because of underlying medical issues, anxiety, depression or other psychiatry issues or it could just be the way person is. So there is help,” said Prashant Grover, Saint Francis, directer of ICU.

Doctors recommend aiming for seven to nine hours of sleep each night.

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