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Mar032011

Sleep Study Shows Increase in Drowsy Driving 

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- If you're behind the wheel, wake up! The Centers for Disease Control found a disturbing trend about drowsy driving.

In just the last month, nearly 40 percent of Americans say they unintentionally fell asleep during the day and among them one in 20 told the CDC they nodded off while behind the wheel.

Drowsy driving is estimated to cause more than 1,500 deaths every year. The CDC found Americans just may not be getting enough sleep. A third reported they sleep fewer than seven hours a night.

The CDC says unhealthy sleep behaviors are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality and are associated with chronic diseases like obesity and health risk behaviors.

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