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ResMed survey outlines what’s keeping Americans up at night 

ResMed survey outlines what’s keeping Americans up at night 

SAN DIEGO – About 52% of Americans reported snoring or being told they snore, but only 33% are concerned about the associated health implications, according to ResMed’s 2022 Global Sleep Surveys. 

“Sleep quality can be impacted by lifestyle changes and poor habits, but many people are struggling with undiagnosed conditions that may be the root cause,” said Carlos M. Nunez, M.D., ResMed’s chief medical officer. “Sleep apnea is a serious health concern, but very few people are screened for the condition, which impacts more than 54 million people in the U.S.” 

ResMed conducted the survey of nearly 25,000 respondents in 12 countries in conjunction with National Sleep Awareness Week (March 13-19) and World Sleep Day (March 18).  

Only 22% of Americans said they’ve been tested for sleep apnea, according to the survey. 

Other highlights: 

  • 38% of Americans cited depression and anxiety as the reasons they don’t sleep well at night. 
  • 45% of Americans who work from home said they get more sleep compared to working in an office. 
  • 23% of Americans said they binge-watch TV shows to help them fall asleep. 
  • 29% of Americans said they use traditional medications or alternative sleep aids such as aromatherapy or tea to help them fall asleep. 

“Getting good quality sleep is a struggle for people across the globe for many different reasons,” Nunez said. “It is clear that the pandemic has caused an increase in poor quality sleep due to stress, depression and anxiety, but our survey found that in most countries, nearly half of respondents say they’ve never sought professional medical help to improve their sleep or address underlying issues.” 


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