Fewer than half sleep well, study finds

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

WASHINGTON – No matter where you live, a good night’s sleep is hard to find, according to the results of the Sleep Foundation’s 2013 International Bedroom Poll. Among adults ages 25 to 55 in six countries, half or fewer sleep well. The study, released Sept. 3, found Japanese and Americans get the least amount of sleep. “This groundbreaking poll suggests that chronic sleep deprivation is a significant global health problem,” said Russell Rosenberg, research director and investigator at NeuroTrials Research. The Sleep Foundation suggests that exercising regularly, maintaining a sleeping routine and banishing electronics from the bedroom can improve the quality of sleep. Every country—the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan—sleeps in on the weekends.