Statistics on Insomnia in the U.S.: Goodpath Employer Health Index
Sleep trouble affects many people in the U.S. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that about 20% to 30% of adults have experienced insomnia symptoms, and at least 6% have an actual diagnosis of insomnia disorder. Our goal at Goodpath is to help people manage their sleep problems and create lasting, positive results.
Our recent study analyzed 1,598 people who took our sleep assessment. The results showed some commonalities regarding treatment, and where conventional methods may fall short.
Defining sleep problems
It's more than a few "rough nights"
Most people experience a bad night of sleep once in a while. However, when it happens often, missed or interrupted sleep can have serious negative impacts.
The vast majority of people who completed our assessment were considered sleep deprived - 89% of respondents answered questions confirming that they were not getting good quality sleep. Of those, 70% had an inconsistent sleep pattern and/or fewer than 6 hours of sleep per night.
Insomnia statistics: Other associated health problems are common
In our assessment data, we found that:
79% of respondents experience symptoms of both anxiety and depression
37% have a possible breathing-related sleep problem (such as sleep apnea)
29% experience symptoms of restless legs syndrome or teeth grinding
28% have nighttime reflux symptoms
The ripple effect
Conventional care may not go far enough
Conventional care may not be enough for those with trouble sleeping. That's where Goodpath comes in - we use an integrative approach with both conventional and complementary treatments - and we make it as simple as possible.
A better solution
Integrative care is backed by science
Medical studies confirm that integrative care shows tangible results. In one study 3 out of 4 people who use an integrative approach with CBT-I fall asleep faster (Espie CA et al. Sleep 2012).
Goodpath programs deliver results
After taking our sleep assessment, Goodpath members start their personalized program with the support of their health coach. The integrative program, including CBT-I, accommodates their changing needs over the long-term. We know that more than 75% of people who use CBT for sleep disturbances achieve healthier sleep (Espie CA et al. Sleep 2012).
Dr. Ioannis Koutsourelakis, MD, MSc, PhD, one of Goodpath's sleep experts, has treated countless patients with troubled sleep. He stands by the integrative approach:
"Goodpath's integrative sleep program is innovative because it's based on four pillars: nutrition, supplements, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), and mind/body practices. Other integrative sleep programs are only based on one or two of these pillars - we believe in a whole-person approach to health, and using every resource possible to help people achieve a good night's sleep."
Our programs can be offered as an ancillary benefit in your company. Implementation takes less than two weeks, from first introductions to the enrollment webinar. Learn more at https://www.goodpath.com/employer
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