Sleep issues coming between bedpartners
Factors putting quality sleep at risk stem from both social and technology distractions. When it comes to relationships, 36% of people with a partner/spouse agree  they sometimes sleep separately from their partner/spouse to improve their sleep, and 30% agree  their or their partner/spouse's difficulty sleeping is impacting their relationship. Despite experts’ recommendations to the contrary, almost 4-in-ten report using their phones right before falling asleep (39%) or as soon as they wake up (39%).
While external factors can be altered to improve sleep, some sleep conditions are outside of a person’s control. This year, respondents report lower rates of insomnia, snoring, shift work disorder and chronic pain, but sleep apnea remains consistent (2019: 10% vs. 2020: 9%). Of those reporting to have sleep apnea, 51% said their sleep apnea is impacting their relationship(s). Yet, 48% of people with sleep apnea said they felt getting good sleep was out of their control – even though a variety of solutions exist to treat it.
The desire for help is there, as 60% of people agree  they are interested in new information or strategies to help them get better sleep. Watching TV remains the most common strategy people use to improve their sleep (2019: 37% vs. 2020: 33%), and new data this year shows 15% have tried or currently use either marijuana or CBD oil to better their sleep. For more insight from this year or past years’ surveys, please visit Philips.com/WorldSleepDay.
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 Snoring, Short Sleep, Insomnia, and Obstructive Sleep Apnea