World Sleep Day Highlights new Study

Mar 24, 2017 | Uncategorized

On World Sleep Day, Phillips released a report , “Unfiltered Sleep: A Global Prioritization Puzzle,” that showcases the results of an international survey conducted online in February by Harris Poll.

Sleep healthy for marriages and overall health

  • Only 1 in 10 employed adults across the globe value their job over a good night’s sleep, but pressures in U.S. seem greater 
  • While over 9 in 10 adults globally believe sleep is crucial to their overall health and wellbeing, more than 8 in 10 adults say that something (including spending time with their spouse/partner, family, friends and job) takes precedence over a good night’s sleep

The survey studied how 6,461 adults across five countries (United States, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Japan) perceive, prioritize and prepare for sleep, as well as how sleep impacts daily responsibilities, from work to relationships and hobbies.

92 percent of adults globally say sleep is crucial to their overall health and wellbeing, while many adults also make a direct connection between quality of sleep and the quality of life and relationships. Some key findings include:

  • We think sleep is important to relationships: Approximately three-quarters of adults globally — 74 percent say good sleep is the key to a happy marriage, especially in Japan 89 percent, followed by the U.S. 79 percent, and the Netherlands (71 percent).
  • After one bad night’s sleep, we feel the negative impacts: More than 8 in 10 adults globally (82 percent) experience negative impacts following just one bad night’s sleep. Adults in France (87 percent) and Japan (86 percent) are most likely to feel negative impacts. The top three negative impacts reported by adults globally are looking tired (40 percent), being less productive (37 percent) and feeling unmotivated (35 percent).