A recent article in the newspaper stated that U.S. doctors wrote 42 million prescriptions for sleeping pills in 2005, up 60% from 2000. The question arises: Is America really as sleep-deprived as polls and surveys imply? Do Americans commute and work too many hours? Do they exist in as stressed-out a state as it seems? Or is the so-called sleep crisis all hype being pushed by drug companies to sell more pills? As for me I get about 6 hours a night and generally do pretty well. I should probably sleep more but I usually burn up that extra hour on LPSG. Comments? Who else is not getting enough sleep?