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ResMed assesses sleep landscape 

ResMed assesses sleep landscape 

SAN DIEGO – Fifty-seven percent of respondents say they are aware of sleep apnea, but only 26% of them have been diagnosed with the condition, according to ResMed’s 2024 Global Sleep Survey. 

People are becoming more curious about how they sleep, the survey found, with 36% of respondents tracking their sleep either through a smartphone app (44%) or wearable (31%). 

“With sleep being the third pillar of health, alongside diet and exercise, prioritizing your sleep is one of the most effective ways to improve your overall health,” said Carlos M. Nunez. M.D., ResMed’s chief medical officer. “Poor sleep can be an indicator of conditions such as insomnia and sleep apnea, so this World Sleep Day we want to empower people to take charge of their sleep health and have conversations with their healthcare provider.” 

ResMed says this year’s findings are even more comprehensive, with 36,000 participants across 17 markets providing insights on the state of sleep around the world. 

Other findings from the survey include: 

  • 40% of respondents get no more than three nights of good sleep each week – and some individuals report just one. 

  • Respondents report feeling excessive daytime sleepiness (50%), negative feelings in the morning (40%) and more irritableness (39%). 

  • When asked about what was keeping them awake, the top reasons that emerged were personal anxiety (36%), insomnia (25%), breathing difficulties (15%) and obesity (13%). 

In its fourth year, the Global Sleep Survey is core to ResMed’s Discover Your Sleep Superpowers campaign. 

For more results from the survey, go here


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