“People are actively participating in sleep care as part of our efforts to bring back some order and predictability to our daily lives and enhance our overall well-being.”
Dr. Teofilo Lee-Chiong, M.D. Chief Medical Liaison at Philips
How COVID-19 changed sleep around the world
The Philips 2021 global sleep survey
This World Sleep Day, Philips conducted its annual survey which looks at attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors around sleep across 13 countries. COVID-19 has impacted every facet of daily life, and sleep health is no exception. Philips continues its commitment to raise awareness around the sleep challenges people face worldwide and will use these new findings to help address 80% of the most common sleep issues.
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
45% of global consumers reported that the time they spend fully asleep has decreased since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with stress being the #1 reported barrier to getting a good night’s sleep.
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
This year, 84% of respondents admitted to using a cell phone in bed, 41% of whom use it to read about the COVID-19 pandemic.
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