While we all know that good sleep is a guarantee of health, the people around the world have a fairly complex relationship with the state of sleep. Why do we have trouble sleeping? It should not be so hard, but rather simple: you're tired, you go to bed, and you sleep. The mind and body require rest. When we get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep at night, we get sick less often, we maintain a healthy weight and reduce our risk of high blood pressure and diabetes, and these are just some of the potential benefits. Nevertheless, many of us constantly feel a distinct lack of sleep these days.
According to a recent poll conducted by Philips and KJT (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ 2015/03/13/sleep-a-global-perspective- survey_n_6841032. html) 22% of respondents said that they wake up earlier than they want it, and 57% said that their sleep could be better. 87% of respondents said that sleep is valuable to them, and the sleep turned out to be the most valuable of the 12 measured factors affecting the overall health and well-being.
In this poll, called "Sleep: A Global Perspective", attended by almost 8,000 people in 10 different countries, and it has shown that quite a few of us are faced with larger number of sleepless nights than we would like.
Among the major factors preventing people from a good sleep are the follows:
1. Financial matters. About 31% of respondents said that it is the most common reason for breaking their sleep.
2. Snoring partner. For example, in the UK, as much as 22% complained about that.
3. TV, mobile applications and phones disturbed sleep in 21% of the respondents.
4. A full stomach. 82% of the respondents from The Netherlands indicated that as the cause of bad sleep.
5. The intense work schedule. For example, in China, 32% indicated this as the main reason for this sleep disorder.
6. Going to bed too late. In Japan, a country of the night owls, the majority of people indicated that this is the cause, especially on weekends.
The conducted survey indicated that a lot of people routinely waking up without even thinking that they live in the wrong rhythm and do not try to develop healthy habits. Maybe changing your schedule and job or not using mobile devices before sleep could help. According to the survey, 67% of people sleep with their cell phones within reach.