It seems that we can't talk about sleep issues without talking about stress. With nearly half of those surveyed (48 per cent) indicating that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on their stress levels, it's not hard to connect the dots when the report indicates that stress is the number one barrier to good sleep. So what kinds of worries are keeping us awake? Well in addition to the pandemic, finances and work are high on the list.
Overall, just over half of the respondents (55 per cent) indicated that they were satisfied with their sleep, with significant differences observed between countries. India reported a greater number of people satisfied with their sleep at 67 per cent, followed by 57 per cent in China. However, only 29 per cent of respondents in Japan reported sleep satisfaction and just 35 per cent in France, while 40% claimed satisfaction in the US and the UK, 41 per cent in South Korea, 45 per cent in Italy and Australia, 46 per cent in Brazil, 47 per cent in Germany, 49 v in Singapore and 55 per cent in the Netherlands.
This year the average sleep duration for a weeknight came in at 6.9 hours for a weeknight and 7.7 hours for a weekend night. Adults are recommended to get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night.