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ResMed survey: ‘Have honest discussion with your provider about your sleep’ 

ResMed survey: ‘Have honest discussion with your provider about your sleep’ 

ResMed survey: ‘Have honest discussion with your provider about your sleep’ 

SAN DIEGO – Despite the majority of respondents reporting they wake up with symptoms of poor sleep, one-third (33%) have not been tested for sleep apnea or sought medical help for other sleep conditions because they don’t believe they have sleep-related medical conditions, according to ResMed's 2023 Global Sleep Survey. 

Additionally, 49% of respondents said their doctor has never asked them proactively about their sleep quality, the survey found. 

“Prioritizing sleep is one of the most effective ways to improve your health, and poor sleep can increase the risk of diabetes, obesity, heart disease and depression,” said Carlos M. Nunez, M.D., chief medical officer for ResMed. “It’s critical to have an honest discussion with your health care provider about your sleep habits and seek help if you’re experiencing patterns or symptoms of poor sleep as it could point to a more concerning health issue or sleep disorder such as sleep apnea.” 

The 2023 Global Sleep Survey, conducted in conjunction with National Sleep Awareness Week (March 12-18) and World Sleep Day (March 17), asked more than 20,000 respondents from 12 countries during January 2023 about the quantity and quality of their sleep, bedtime routines and sleep habits. 

Other findings from the survey include: 

  • Respondents from India (84%), Mexico (69%) and China (66%) are most satisfied with their quantity of sleep, while those in Australia (47%), Japan (46%) and the UK (45%) are the least satisfied with the quantity of their sleep. 

  • 8 in 10 respondents reported one or more symptoms of sleep disruption related to sleep quality; Mexico (87%), France (87%) and South Korea (85%) had the highest rates of reported symptoms, while Japan (60%) had the lowest. 

  • 43% of Millennials report using a sleep tracker to keep records of their sleep patterns and quality of sleep, higher than Gen Z (35%), Gen X (28%), Boomers (15%) and the Silent Generation (7%). 

  • 60% of women report being satisfied with their quantity of sleep (the least of any gender), compared to 68% of men and 65% of nonbinary respondents. Women (83%) and nonbinary (94%) respondents were more likely to say they have at least one symptom of poor sleep compared to men (79%). 


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