If you’re losing ZZZs because financial worries give you nightmares, you’re not alone. Almost a third of Americans are not sleeping well because they fret about the economy, their jobs or money, according to a new National Sleep Foundation poll.

According to the poll, 27 percent of those surveyed said money woes negatively affected their sleep. The amount of people who report getting eight hours of sleep regularly has decreased from 38 percent in 2001 to 28 percent today. Data also showed that these same people were more than twice as likely to miss family events, leisure activities and work functions because of their disordered sleeping.

“What is very telling is that these Americans whose sleep is impacted by financial worries report that their sleep disturbance makes them much less likely to work efficiently, exercise, eat healthily and have sex as compared with their better-sleeping fellow Americans,” said Michael V. Vitiello, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at University of Washington in Seattle. He added, “Remember that good sleep is essential to good health and is not negotiable. If you think you have a sleep problem, you should speak with your physician.”

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