Berlin - patients with sleep disorders are treated hundreds of thousands of times in hospitals in Germany every year. This emerges from request from the FDP parliamentary group.
According to the hospital statistics, in 2017 114,663 patients with the diagnosis of sleep disorder were treated as inpatients, 82,125 men and 32,538 women.
In 2000 there were 131,910 cases. According to the information, there was peak with 164,786 inpatient cases of insomnia in 2004. "Since then, the number of cases has been falling again," the Ministry of Health continues the Ministry based on figures from the Federal Statistical Office for 2015. At that time, the costs amounted to 922 million euros. More recent data are not available.
The Ministry of Health also cites survey data from the Robert Koch Institute for the years 2008 to 2011: "According to this, around third of the adult respondents had potentially clinically relevant problems falling or staying asleep during the last four weeks, and around fifth also reported poor sleep quality."
According to the Minister, healthy sleep is in great importance for maintaining physical and mental health and cognitive performance at all ages.