A road trip to a great night’s sleep

Better sleep. Better health. Better you.

Philips brought together influencers from all over the world to harness the energy, excitement and drama of life on the road during an unforgettable journey for 8 strangers as they ask “what happens when you don’t get enough sleep?” These “roadies” went on tour from LA to Austin, discussing their views on sleep while learning the ways that Philips is committed to making life better by empowering the world to get a good night’s sleep along the way.

The roadies then experienced the ultimate sleep concert of internationally-renowned composer Max Richter, as he celebrated the US launch of his immersive, overnight sleep experience at SXSW in Austin Texas on March 12. In amplifying the critical importance of restful sleep to the entire world, Max Richter’s Sleep; an 8-hour lullaby, was composed alongside neuroscientists to aid relaxation, mediation and sleep.

As a global leader in health technology, Philips strives to help the world understand that good sleep, like diet and exercise, is a key pillar of nurturing a healthy lifestyle. Sleep deprivation and disorders are becoming more and more prevalent a worldwide epidemic. It is estimated that more than 100 million people worldwide suffer from sleep apnea, 80% of whom remain undiagnosed1, and the global prevalence of difficulty in initiating and maintaining sleep is predicted to be about 30%2. Most sleep disorders are preventable or treatable, yet still less than one-third of sufferers seek professional help.3

Take our quiz to find out if you are at risk for sleep apnea

Beyond raising awareness through education about the importance of sleep, Philips is innovating sleep solutions rooted in clinical evidence and technical data that work together to promote better health – from clinical solutions designed to better manage sleep apnea, to modern technology designed to help people start their days naturally.

The global impact of sleep

For World Sleep Day 2018, Philips once again executed its annual sleep survey to generate insights into how sleep impacts people’s lives from work to relationships, and what they are (or are not) doing to improve their sleep around the world. The survey highlighted the perception and prioritization of sleep collected from more than 12,000 people across 12 countries.

View 2018 sleep survey results

What steps can you take to improve your sleep?

The power of information lies in how you use it. Our goal is to use information from our annual sleep survey to empower you to make positive changes to your daily routine that will enable a better night’s sleep and begin to prioritize sleep. Suggestions from our sleep experts include:

  • Understand and acknowledge the ways that lack of sleep impacts all facets of life – work, relationships, productivity
  • Identify the various factors that might be contributing to your sleep troubles and researching your options and/or consulting a physician to address them
  • Take a Sleep Apnea symptoms quiz to learn if your sleep woes are something more
  • Build a bedtime routine and maintaining it
  • Use technology strategically. Research and identify tech that can positively impact your sleep (such as sleep therapy, or sleep aid devices), but disconnect from phones and screens at least 30 minutes before bedtime, preferably sleeping without them by your side

2017 World Sleep Day survey results

On World Sleep Day 2017, Philips executed a global survey entitled “Unfiltered Sleep: The Global Prioritization Puzzle,” which highlighted the perception and prioritization of sleep by more than 6,000 people across 5 countries.

View global sleep survey data

2015 World Sleep Day survey findings

On World Sleep Day 2015, Philips executed a similar survey entitled “Sleep: A Global Perspective,” which highlighted sleep trends and habits collected from nearly 8,000 people across 10 countries.

How are you sleeping?

The first step to better rest is investigating your risk of an underlying sleep disorder. A significant percentage of the global population is estimated to suffer from disrupted sleep, and sleep apnea is one of the most common of sleep disorders that is often undiagnosed.

If you think you might be at risk for sleep apnea, do something good for your health today by taking the sleep apnea risk quiz.

We also invite you to share the risk assessment with loved ones who you think might be suffering from sleep apnea, so they can get the help they need to sleep better.

1 http://www.stopbang.ca/osa/prevalence.php

2 M. LeBlanc, S. Beaulieu-Bonneau, C. Mérette, J. Savard, H. Ivers, and C. M. Morin, “Psychological and health-related quality of life factors associated with insomnia in a population-based sample,” Journal of Psychosomatic Research, vol. 63, no. 2, pp. 157–166, 2007.

3 Ohayon MM et al. Correlates of global sleep satisfaction in the psychiatric diagnosis categories. Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 2002; 56: 239-240