World Sleep Day

World Sleep Day takes place on Friday, March 17, and is intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep around the world.

Organized by the World Sleep Society, the theme of this year's 10th annual event is "Sleep Soundly, Nurture Life," which recognizes the importance of sleep for overall health.

Prior to World Sleep Day, most Americans will lose one hour of sleep as a result of Daylight Saving Time. Most people can handle the time change without difficulty, but for the millions of Americans struggling with insomnia, sleep is an ongoing issue.

YOU'RE NOT ALONE

Insomnia is typically characterized by trouble falling or staying asleep, and can affect people in a variety of ways.

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Insomnia can be a frustrating, and even isolating condition, yet in the U. S., an estimated 23.5 million people experience symptoms consistent with the diagnosis of insomnia – roughly 10 percent of the adult population.

HEAR WHAT IT'S LIKE FOR OTHER INSOMNIA SUFFERERS WHEN THEY CAN'T SLEEP

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Merck provides a number of resources to help patients struggling with sleep manage their condition. If you think you may be suffering from insomnia, be sure to check out these links and learn more about how to get the sleep you need.