For a long time, most people assumed that sleeping pills were "deadweight" because they don't work. However, in recent years, sleep experts have made some exciting discoveries about the effects of different types of drugs. The National Sleep Foundation has produced many helpful reports on sleep quality. In addition to the usual sleep quality statistics, they provide an estimate of the average daily amount of sleep and the average amount of time spent in bed. These reports are excellent, and are updated often. However, there are still some issues with the data. Most of the reports are based on survey data from people who have no interest in studying sleep. In other words, people who have a lot of insomnia and want a new pill to get rid of it. As a result, it's hard to determine if the pill will really work for you, or if there is more to it than a good night's sleep. The National Sleep Foundation has also written a good article on the science of sleep. But, there is one thing that I have to mention, and it is the following quote from their website. " " It's not easy to say what exactly sleep deprivation actually does to the body or to brain development.