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New insights on how we sleep

In recognition of World Sleep Day 2018, Philips has published insights from a survey conducted by Harris Poll, which looks at how people sleep in 13 countries:1Australia, Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Poland, UK, and U.S.A.

Sleep is important, but isn’t a priority


Globally, the majority of adults (67%) recognize the significant impact sleep has on their overall health and wellbeing, even surpassing exercise (59%), financial security (56%) and diet (49%).


Sleep is the top factor cited that has the most significant impact on overall health and well-being in nine out of 13 countries surveyed:

Top factor that significantly impacts overall health

sleep impact health

Our methodology: online survey conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Philips between February 1-13, 2018 among adults ages 18+

News and topics

Philips celebrates World Sleep Day

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Sleep insights

Despite the recognition that sleep is important to overall health, more global adults follow a set schedule for meals (56%) and wake-up time (53%) than for bedtime (46%)

What keeps us up

Medical issues facing sleep

Medial issues impact sleep
Medial issues impact sleep


Worrying is by far the top offender of disrupted sleep in the past three months for nearly 6 in 10 global adults.

Medial issues impact sleep


In particular, worrying about financial or economic issues is the top worry among nearly all countries.

How lack of sleep impacts us

Impact of sleeplessness

Sleep impact

What we’ve tried in order to get better sleep

Sleep therapy insight

For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables and subgroup sample sizes, please contact Meredith Amoroso at

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