While sleep is a topic that’s relevant year-round, discussions are particularly high on the agenda of sleep experts and consumers alike on World Sleep Day, acknowledged every year on March 16. World Sleep Day aims to celebrate sleep and highlight the evolution of sleep care through new innovations and personalized treatment.
The ongoing evolution and development of sleep technology is already helping to save lives through better prevention, treatment and aftercare. With sleep technology taking more prominence in mainstream care and consumers becoming increasingly engaged in their care, the benefits are equally becoming more noticeable. However, sleep clinicians have not all openly endorsed all of the monitoring and new technology that is evolving, but they will need to do so.
There is much ahead. The ways that we monitor sleep are rapidly changing, and this will likely lead to new ways to define sleep and sleep stages, with new methods to enhance sleep and to address frank sleep disorders quickly following. But all that being said, we will not eliminate the need for sleep – sleep is a vital biological process and we must respect that.
For more information on sleep tips as well as the full results from our 2018 Global Sleep Survey, visit the Philips World Sleep Day page.
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