“About 37 million Americans snore, making grunting, whistling, choking, snorting, and/or buzz-saw-like sounds on a regular basis, according to the National Sleep Foundation. The bothersome noises occur when a person’s airway narrows or is partly blocked during sleep, often because of nasal congestion, floppy tissue, alcohol, or enlarged tonsils, says Consumer Reports.”
A survey by YouGov of 16,000 people worldwide reveals that 60% of Americans believe daylight affects their productivity. Fifty-five percent think exposure to daylight affects their sleep. Numerous studies have proven the role of daylight in promoting a good night’s sleep while highlighting the negative impacts a lack of daylight has on health.
Global health service company Cigna released results from a national survey exploring the impact of loneliness in the United States. The survey, conducted in partnership with market research firm, Ipsos, revealed that most American adults are considered lonely.
Lack of sleep could be taking a serious toll on Americans’ mental and physical health. Sleep centers and mattress stores can educate consumers on the ramifications of bad sleep and loss of sleep to drive traffic. Sleep deprivation has been linked to everything from chronic health conditions to barely-there libido and strained relationships.
Technavio’s latest report on the global mattress market provides an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2017-2021. The global mattress market is forecast to showcase a CAGR of almost 7% and reach a value of $36.8 billion by 2021.
Whether it’s the constant attachment to always-on mobile devices or extra hours spent in front of the TV at night, something’s keeping U.S. consumers from their sleep. The Gallup poll reports that we’re getting about 1 hour less sleep than we were in the 1940s.