Americans are losing shuteye due to stress, and the economy is not helping. More people are having trouble sleeping around the country, even right here in Abilene.
Studies show the economy has more than 100 million Americans tossing and turning at night. Struggling to sleep when you hit the hay leads to difficulty functioning when it really counts.
Research shows currently as much as a third of all Americans have sleep disorders. It is money that causes stress for most adults and stress that leads to trouble sleeping, even for folks around the Big Country.
One local sleep doctor said a number of patients are stressed out due to fear of losing their jobs.