The Great Australian Sleep Report is a national survey commissioned by Koala Mattress. It found that the majority of Aussies (60 per cent) only get 6-7 hours of sleep per night. Furthermore, around half of us aren’t satisfied with the quality of our sleep and 58 per cent believe they are not getting enough of it. This infographic looks at the key findings.
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Now we should point out that only 1000 Australians participated in this survey which isn’t a massive sample size — but it’s still enough to be statistically significant. Of those polled, more than 60% said they slept between 6-7 hours every night, with 42% describing their sleep as “neither good nor poor”. Just 4.2 per cent of Aussies described their sleep as “very good”. Noise pollution, light pollution, bed comfort, work related stress and partner sleep habits were the reasons cited behind not getting a good night’s sleep.
Tellingly, around half (47%) admitted that they didn’t have a specific routine before going to bed. If you fall into this bleary-eyed demographic, you can find some indefensible sleep routine tips here, here and here. (If that’s too much effort, just try going to bed at the same time every night.
The infographic below breaks down the Australian Sleep Report’s key findings along with some tips to help you get a better night’s sleep:
[Via Koala Mattress]