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Poor Sleep Quality: 62% of Americans Don’t Get Enough Sleep

by Lillian Santos
Stress is one of the leading causes of Insomnia. Adjusting your behavior before going to bed will improve the quality of sleep. (Photo via pexels.com)

Insomnia and lack of sleep have gradually become common diseases of civilization. Yet, according to statistics, only 38% of Americans think they have enough sleep.

Hamburg, Germany(CTP News) – According to a survey, only 38% of Americans strongly agree that they feel adequate sleep when they wake up, while less than one-third of people in Japan believe that they have a good quality of sleep. Whether lack of sleep is caused by short sleep hours or poor quality, it will seriously affect the quality of life. A survey on good sleep strategies found that Reading became the most popular sleep aid strategy, followed by Watching television and, Sleep apnea therapy. These data show that taking static activities before going to bed will effectively improve the symptoms of Insomnia.

Adequate and stable sleep is an essential part of maintaining health. However, good sleep includes good sleep quality and proper sleep time. If one of them is insufficient, it will affect health and life. Poor sleep quality has become a long-term phenomenon faced by many people. 28% of respondents have Insomnia that affects sleep. Among them, 54% of respondents said that worry/stress had affected their sleep. This data is sufficient to show that stress is one of the most important causes of Insomnia.

Insufficient sleep means that the sleep time per working day is less than 7 hours, negatively impacting many lives. Despite the adverse effects, a short sleep duration is expected among young people. More than one-fifth of Gen Z and millennials said that they only sleep 6 hours a night. In addition, as of 2019, approximately 44% of American adults reported feeling sleepy 2 to 4 days a week. Lack of sleep can lead to irritability, headaches, and general malaise.

Everyone has a suitable way to adjust sleep time and relieve stress, but guiding oneself to sleep is a big question. According to a survey study on good sleep strategies, most respondents currently use Reading to help ensure good sleep, accounting for 37%. At the same time, Watching television (35%), Sleep apnea therapy (32%), and Set a bedtime/wake-up schedule (30%) are currently the most popular ways to help sleep. Over the counter sleep, aids/drug is the most obvious way that has been used in the past but is not durable. These data are sufficient to show the effect of these sleep aid strategies.

Sleep aids are a standard solution to sleep problems for many people in the United States. The leading brand of sleep aids in the United States, based on sales in 2019, includes Natrol, Nature’s Bounty, and Nature Made. Due to the high prevalence of sleep disorders, the OTC sleep aid market has grown significantly in the past few years. Revenue in 2020 is reported to be approximately US$429 million, compared to US$217 million in 2011, an increase of 1.9 times. Nevertheless, Over the counter sleep aids/drug has been used in the past, but is no longer employed at present, and the ratio is the most prominent item.

In 2019, the global sleep economy was worth about 432 billion U.S. dollars. It is estimated that by 2024, the value of this industry will reach 585 billion U.S. dollars. The sleep economy consists of sleep-related products, services, and applications. This data shows that human beings are paying more and more attention to sleep quality and are eager to have a quality sleep. Although drugs have the effect of helping sleep, this method is still not a long-term way to improve sleep quality. Therefore, more and more people are trying to adopt Sleep apnea therapy, Meditation, and even reducing caffeine consumption. These are all strategies worth trying.

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