The World Is Losing Sleep: How Do Indians Deal With It?
The survey reviewed the sleep habits of 15,000 adults in 13 countries, including India.
The survey reviewed the sleep habits of 15,000 adults in 13 countries, including India.(Photo: iStockphoto)

The World Is Losing Sleep: How Do Indians Deal With It?

Catching up on the latest web series into the wee hours of the night? Finishing that presentation you’ve been procrastinating? Drinking the night away to celebrate your friend getting one year closer to their inevitable death? There’s one aspect of your life that gets affected by all of these activities. It is sleep.

Ahead of World Sleep Day on 16 March, Philips released the findings from its annual global sleep survey which looked at what keeps people in 13 countries, including India, from getting their optimal night’s rest.

The survey reviewed the sleep habits of 15,000 adults – from what they blame their lack of sleep on, to what they feel after a bad night’s sleep, to what they do to improve it.

Here are the results of the survey.

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The results from Philips’ annual global sleep survey.
The results from Philips’ annual global sleep survey.
(Photo: Shruti Mathur)
While Indians felt they are missing on a good sleep due to distractions related to technology, most of them also said they would not mind prioritising exercise over a deep slumber. The report said 66 percent of Indians feel exercise is a factor that impacts health and well-being more than sleep.

The survey found that although sleep disorder awareness is rising globally, good sleep is still not a priority for Indians.

Do you care about maintaining good sleeping habits? And what do you do to ensure a good night’s sleep? Tell us in the comments below.

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