"Sleep drunkenness" affects 1 in 7 Americans, study finds

August 25, 2014 8:04 PM

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"Sleep drunkenness" affects 1 in 7 Americans, study finds

If you've ever been jolted awake by your alarm clock but were so momentarily confused that you reached for the telephone instead of hitting the snooze, you likely experienced an episode of what's called "sleep drunkenness." And you're not alone.

In a new study, researchers found that sleep drunkenness may affect one in every seven people. The disorder causes a person to be so confused upon being woken up that they don't know what they are doing.

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