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    World Sleep Day

    world sleep day 2020

    World Sleep Day 2021

    “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  

    world sleep day 2020 results

    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.

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    What steps can you take to improve your sleep?

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    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.

    Build a bedtime routine and maintain it

    44% of survey respondents admitted they have never instituted a set bedtime/wake-up routine.

    Identify the various factors that might be contributing to your sleep troubles and researching your options and/or consulting a physician to address them

    According to our survey, 27% of global consumers believe they may be at risk for sleep apnea.

    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.

    Commit to changing habits or adhering to treatments that can improve your sleep

    Of those who were prescribed CPAP treatment for Sleep Apnea, 25% admitted they either no longer used CPAP treatment, or never did.

    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.

    Build a bedtime routine and maintain it

    44% of survey respondents admitted they have never instituted a set bedtime/wake-up routine.

    Identify the various factors that might be contributing to your sleep troubles and researching your options and/or consulting a physician to address them

    According to our survey, 27% of global consumers believe they may be at risk for sleep apnea.

    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.

    Look at sleep as part of a pillar of your health, and understand how sleep affects the immune system to help you mentally prioritize it.

    41% of those whose sleep was most limited by stress in 2020 sited health (theirs or a family members) as a key area of concern.

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    Survey results from previous years

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