- Ahead of World Sleep Day on March 16, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, has released the findings from its annual global survey in the report, “Better Sleep, Better Health. A Global Look at Why We’re Still Falling Short on Sleep,” which looked at what keeps people in 13 countries from getting their optimal night’s rest. As a leading innovator in sleep and respiratory care, Philips aims to use these findings to further enhance conversation about an important yet often forgotten pillar of health and wellbeing: sleep health.
It is estimated that more than 100 million people worldwide suffer from sleep apnea, 80 percent of whom remain undiagnosed , and that globally, 30 percent of people experience difficulty in initiating and maintaining sleep . Sleeping well is essential to good health, and yet only one-third of people who suffer from sleep disorders seek professional help . Through the collaboration with Richter and its yearly global sleep survey, Philips aims to amplify the critical importance of restful sleep to the entire world.
Overnight sleep experience with Max Richter
Annual sleep survey
Results from Philips’ annual sleep survey showed that globally, 77 percent of adults have tried to improve their sleep in some way, and 36 percent of adults across the globe have tried listening to soothing music to improve their sleep, an insight being put to the test at the sleep experience in Austin. The survey, conducted online in February by Harris Poll on behalf of Philips, reviews the sleep habits of over 15,000 adults across 13 countries (United States, the U.K., Germany, Poland, France, India, China, Australia, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Japan), taking a closer look at how sleep is prioritized, addressed, and perceived by populations around the globe.
Sleep is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle. On a day to day basis, how well and how long we slept the night before is the single most important variable dictating how we feel.
Dr. David White
Chief Medical Officer, Philips Sleep & Respiratory Care
Beyond raising awareness through education about the importance of sleep, Philips is innovating sleep solutions rooted in clinical evidence and technical data that work together to promote better health – from clinical solutions designed to better manage sleep apnea, to modern technology designed to help people start their days naturally.