Over half of U.S. adults can't fall asleep because they are worried about money issues

Bankrate.com survey says more than half of U.S. adults are losing sleep over money and that is causing us some big problems.  Those everyday expenses are causing some sleepless nights, even more so than relationships, health and work.  Not good, according to Dr. Benjamin Springgate, LSU Health Chief of Community and Population Medicine.

"If you are not able to get sleep then it's going to make it harder to perform in all kinds of areas of your life," said Springgate.  "Lack of sleep can make people less well when they go to work the next day or when they are dealing with their families or other stressful situations, so it's challenging not to get enough sleep."   

Springgate says the bottom line is we need our sleep and it's important that we find ways to not let money issues leave us sleep deprived.  

"How do they manage their own stress, there are ways that they can try to reduce their experience of stress with the money problems using cognitive behavioral therapy, or mindfulness, or getting regular exercise for example to reduce stress," Springgate said.  

Between 7 and 9 hours of sleep is recommended by doctors. 

Fifty-six percent of adult Americans have lost sleep over at least one money issue, with nearly one in three losing sleep over everyday expenses.