Study on how Indians sleep (Box To go with story on World Sleep Day)

By Indo Asian News Service | Thursday, March 14, 2013 | 1:58:13 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

Findings of a survey conducted by Philips and The Nielsen Company on how Indians sleep:

Findings of a survey conducted by Philips and The Nielsen Company on how Indians sleep:

* 93 percent people feel sleep-deprived, getting less than eight hours a night;

* 87 percent people feel lack of sleep affects health;

* 72 percent people wake up one-three times between sleep;

* 62 percent people exhibit obstructive sleep apnea, or stop breathing for 10 seconds or more;

* 57 percent people feel lack of sleep affects their work;

* 38 percent people have seen a colleague fall asleep;

* 33 percent people snore, half of them louder than they speak;

* 19 percent people feel lack of sleep affects relationships with family;

* 11 percent people have taken leave from office due to lack of sleep; and

* Only 2 (two) percent people have discussed lack of sleep with a physician.

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