According to the National Sleep Association, 50-70 million Americans have some type of sleep disorder.

Throughout this week, National Sleep Awareness week, people in Mid-Michigan are looking at their sleep habits and why sleep is so vital to one's overall health.

According to a sleep medicine Dr. at Comprehensive Center in East Lansing, if you don't get a good night's sleep, you're not going to function well.

Not getting enough shut-eye can be detrimental to a person's health.  Heart problems, high blood pressure and depression can all be results of a person not getting enough sleep.

We spend one-third of our life in sleep.  Because sleep deprivation is so common in the United States and it's very important, experts advise anybody and everybody to get more sleep.  WILX-TV 10 has more.