If you’re a frequent overseas traveler, then there’s a good chance that you’ve experienced jet lag, which is a common sleep disorder caused by traveling between different time zones. To cope with jet lag, most people choose to take sleeping pills while on a long distance flight, hoping to wake up refreshed once they reach their destination. However, there have been reported instances of travelers experiencing parasomnia or other odd sleep behavior, such as sleep walking, while using sleep aids during long flights.
Insufficient sleep is common in the USA, with up to 70% of adults stating that they obtain inadequate sleep at least once a week, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association. Sleep deprivation can have serious consequences, and has often been linked to a series of health concerns, such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity and cardiac failure.