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Exercise is vital. Over 60% Indians feel sleep not a priority, finds global survey

The survey findings highlight the need for innovate interventions to ensure focus on an important but oft-neglected aspect of health and wellbeing: sleep health.

fitness Updated: Mar 16, 2018 09:25 IST
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While 45% adults said they have tried mediation to initiate and maintain good sleep, 24% reported having tried specialised bedding.
While 45% adults said they have tried mediation to initiate and maintain good sleep, 24% reported having tried specialised bedding. (Getty Images)

Over 60% of Indians feel exercise is the top factor impacting health and well-being more than sleep, finds a survey that highlighted the need for good sleep for better health.

The survey, led by Philips India, showed that 19% of Indian adults account overlapping work hours with normal sleep time (shift work sleep disorder) as a key barrier to sleep. According to another 32%, technology is a major sleep distractor. While 45% adults have tried mediation to initiate and maintain good sleep, 24% reported having tried specialised bedding.

According to the survey, 19% of Indian adults account overlapping work hours with normal sleep time (shift work sleep disorder) as a key barrier to sleep. Another 32% say technology is a major sleep distractor.

“Sleep disorder is a much more serious issue than what most people understand, especially given their direct correlation with other serious conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke etc,” Harish R, Head (Sleep and Respiratory Care) at Philips, said in a statement.

“In a country where snoring is traditionally associated with sound sleep, it is extremely challenging to make people aware that it is a sign of a serious sleep disorder,” he added.

The findings will provide directions to raise awareness and innovate interventions to ensure an important but oft-neglected aspect of health and wellbeing: sleep health.

The survey was based on Philips annual global survey conducted with over 15,000 adults across 13 countries – India, the US, the UK, Germany, Poland, France, China, Australia, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Japan.

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