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One-third of all older Americans using sleep aids

According to a Gallup poll of adults age 50 and older, only a third of Americans snooze through the night, and men are more likely than women to sleep well. Slumber is never restful for 8 percent of adults, while the remainder lose at least one night a week, according to results released today by the International Longevity Center-USA, a New York-based nonprofit policy group. Thirty-eight percent of men sleep well every night, compared with 27 percent of women.

About half of adults get less than seven hours of rest a night, the poll showed. The group includes those who are ages 50 to 64, full-time workers, people with &to=' target=_blank>health problems as well as the primary caregivers for the sick, and those who cite worry as interfering with sleep, the poll showed, reports Bloomberg.