In recognition of World Sleep Day 2019, Philips once again executed its annual sleep survey to generate insights into how sleep impacts people’s lives and what they are (or are not) doing to improve their sleep around the world. We surveyed more than 13,000 adults across 13 countries to capture attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors around sleep. Results showed that while only half of people worldwide are satisfied with their sleep, they are less likely than before to take action to improve it. With this survey data, Philips continues its commitment to raise awareness around the sleep challenges people face worldwide.
The first step to better rest is investigating your risk of an underlying sleep disorder. A significant percentage of the global population is estimated to suffer from disrupted sleep, and sleep apnea is one of the most common of sleep disorders that is often undiagnosed.
If you think you might be at risk for sleep apnea, do something good for your health today by taking the sleep apnea risk quiz.
We also invite you to share the risk assessment with loved ones who you think might be suffering from sleep apnea, so they can get the help they need to sleep better.
The power of information lies in how you use it. Our goal is to use information from our annual sleep survey to empower you to make positive changes to your daily routine that will enable a better night’s sleep and begin to prioritize sleep.
Suggestions from our sleep experts include:
Understand and acknowledge the ways that lack of sleep impacts all facets of life – work, relationships, productivity
Only 53% of people agree that they have a good understanding of what prevents them from getting good sleep
Build a bedtime routine and maintain it
Only 30% of people currently have a set bedtime/wake-up schedule
Identify the various factors that might be contributing to your sleep troubles and researching your options and/or consulting a physician to address them
Worry/stress, relationships, and cell phone use were reported as the top barriers to good sleep in 2020
Use technology strategically. Research and identify tech that can positively impact your sleep (such as sleep therapy, or sleep aid devices), but disconnect from phones and screens at least 30 minutes before bedtime, preferably sleeping without them by your side
Nearly three-quarters (74%) of people use their cell phone in bed, 39% admit to using it right before falling asleep.