Sydney, Australia – In line with World Sleep Day, 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 ignite a 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 apnoea, 80 percent of whom remain undiagnosed1, and that globally, 30 percent of people experience difficulty in initiating and maintaining sleep2. Sleeping well is essential to good health, and yet only one-third of people who suffer from sleep disorders seek professional help3. Through its yearly global sleep survey, Philips aims to amplify the critical importance of restful sleep to the entire world.
The Philips annual sleep survey, conducted online in February by Harris Poll on behalf of Philips, reviews the sleep habits of over 15,000 adults across 13 countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Poland, the UK, and the United States), taking a closer look at how sleep is prioritised, addressed, and perceived by populations around the globe.