62 Eye-Opening Sleep Statistics, Trends, & Data for 2020

Last Update On March 2020

We compiled over 62 shocking sleep statistics that reveal alarming truth about sleep health, from sleep disorders to the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on our sleep.

Let’s dive right in!

General Sleep Stats and Data

Sleep Deprivation Statistics

Sleep Habit Statistics

Sleep Disorder Statistics

Sleep Aids Statistics

Technology and Sleep

SECTION 1:

General Sleep Statistics and Data

Loneliness, anxiety, trouble sleeping among Americans due to COVID-19 as of April 2, 2020

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of Americans stated that feeling anxious during the Coronavirus pandemic was the main reason that makes it harder for them to fall asleep (Sleep Standards Survey, 2020)
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of Americans agreed that worrying about the safety of their loved ones makes it harder for them to fall asleep. Meanwhile, loneliness and inconsistent sleep schedule both account for 23% (Sleep Standards Survey, 2020)
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of Americans lose sleep over the Coronavirus pandemic (Sleep Standards Survey, 2020)
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of U.S. adults considered sleep important for their wellbeing (The Futures Company; Aon; National Business Group on Health, 2018)
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of U.S. adults feel very comfortable while sleeping. About 4% report not feeling comfortable at all, and 12% feel only slightly comfortable (Statista Survey, 2017)
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million was raised for sleep research in 2013. By 2020, this amount had increased to $316 million annually (NIH, 2019)
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We dream 4 to 6 times every night but forget 95 - 99% our dreams the next day

Non-REM sleep stages account for 80% of our total sleep time while only 20% is REM

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During the night, our body temperature drops 1 - 2 degrees as bedtime approaches

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Although sleep on the back is the healthiest position, only 8% of adults are back sleepers while 41% prefer to sleep in the fetal position

Sleep Statistics - Sleep Standards

Only 10% of U.S. adults prioritized sleep. 17% Prioritized hobbies, whereas 27% would focus on work

National Sleep Foundation, 2018 Tweet

Percentage of Canadian adults who had select feelings as a result of coronavirus as of March 24, 2020

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of Canadian adults feel anxious about what is happening during the COVID-19 pandemic
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of Canadian adults lose sleep over Coronavirus pandemic
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of Canadian adults feeling lonely while 36% don't want to watch the news or read about COVID-19

SECTION 2:

Sleep Deprivation Statistics

Which States Are The Most Sleep-Deprived in 2019?

Hawaii, West Virginia, and Kentucky was the most sleep deprived states in the U.S

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Americans sleep 6.8 hours per day on average

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Only 49% of the worldwide population agree that they get enough sleep while only 25% considers their sleep to be adequate

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Sleep deprivation costs Americans at least $411 million each year

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35% of Americans don’t get the recommended seven hours of sleep each night

Khubchandani, J., Price, J.H, 2018 Tweet
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Detroit gets the least sleep, with a 50.8% prevalence of sleep deprivation. Philadelphia, New York, and Atlanta closely follows.

Tuck Sleep Foundation, 2017 Tweet

22% of young adult aged 18 to 29 years old stated that they only go to sleep after midnight (Statista Survey, 2017)

56% of men and 53% of women get enough sleep. About 31% of women and 27% of men get too little sleep. (Statista Survey, 2017)

63% of people older than 60 years get enough sleep, with only 51% of those aged between 30 and 59 reporting similar experiences. Among young individuals, 30% of those between 18 and 29 do not get enough sleep. (Statista Survey, 2017)

54% of people report stress affects their sleep, followed by 40% who agree that the environment plays a significant part too. (Philips; KJT Group, 2019)

Almost 40% of Gen Z gets eight hours of sleep each night. Most baby boomers sleep only 6 hours per night while the silent generation gets about 7 hours of sleep. (YouGov, 2019)

48% of adults find it hard to fall asleep in general. About 10% of older individuals have sleeping troubles due to back pain. 27% of adults had trouble falling asleep or sleeping because of uncomfortable sleeping climate, compared to just 8% of those aged 60 years and older. (Statista Survey, 2017)

While 43% of female find it hard to sleep through the night, only 30% of males report the same. 26% of women have back pain that interferes with their sleep, compared to 22% of men. (Statista Survey, 2017)

It was found that 26% of those aged 18 to 29 years stated that they have trouble unwinding the evening which is the highest among all age group (Statista Survey, 2017)

According to the survey, 34% of those aged 18 to 29 have trouble falling asleep because of back pain, compared to just 10% of those aged 60 years and older (Statista Survey, 2017)

According to the survey 40% of males stated that they don’t have sleeping problems in comparison to 27% of females.

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of college students had difficulty falling asleep for at least one of the last seven days (NCHA, 2019)
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Americans report that they did not feel well-rested when waking up and only 7% of Gen Z reports feeling well-rested after sleeping through the night (YouGov, 2019)
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of adults stated that they looked tired after sleeping less than 7 hours (Harris Poll; Philips, 2018)
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of adults agreed sleep deprivation negatively affects their emotion (Harris Poll; Philips, 2018)
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of those aged 18 to 29 years stated that they have trouble unwinding the evening which is the highest among all age group (Khubchandani, J., Price, J.H, 2018)
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of females had less than 7 hours of sleep each night, while this figure for males was 40% (YouGov, 2019)

SECTION 3:

Sleep Habit Statistics

Sleep habits of adults in select countries worldwide 2019

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of adults stated they typically wake up at least once during the night. (Philips; KJT Group, 2019)
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of people stated that they sleep longer hours on the weekend to catch up on sleep. 59% practice consistency with their sleep schedule. (Philips; KJT Group, 2019)
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of adults stated they have a consistent bedtime routine, 58% of sleep worse when away from home, and 20% usually sleep with their pet (Philips; KJT Group, 2019)
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39% of people read before sleeping, while 37% prefer to watch TV. 37% said soothing music helps. Reducing caffeine consumption helped 26% of people

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Only 39% of people take sleep into account when they develop a schedule and plan for the upcoming day

National Sleep Foundation, 2018 Tweet
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Only 6% of adults always sleep alone. 58% of U.S. adults report always sleeping with their partner. Young adults between 18 and 29 were most likely to always sleep with their partner

Only 12% of the U.S. adult population agrees to sleep better with a pet on the bed. About 31% agree that they do not sleep better with a pet on the bed. Women were more likely to agree that a pet on their bed improves sleep. (YouGov, 2019)

80% of adults want to improve their sleep quality, with 59% agreed that a consistent bedtime is important (Philips; KJT Group, 2019)

47% of women find that changing sleep schedule affects them physically, with 37% of women also reporting emotional effects. Among men, 38% were affected physically and 20% emotionally. (National Sleep Foundation, 2019)

According to the survey, 26% of respondents stated that meditating before bed helps them to sleep better (Philips; KJT Group, 2019)

40% of U.S. adults need a quiet place to sleep. About 36% of recipients still feel tired in the morning, leading to 11% needing a midday nap (Statista Survey, 2017)

SECTION 4:

Sleep Disorder Statistics

What's The Percentage of adults Worldwide with medical issues that affect their sleep?

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of adults with sleep problems stated that insomnia affects their sleep. Snoring, shift work, and chronic pain are also common issues that account for 29%, 22%, and 14% respectively (Philips; KJT Group, 2019)
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of U.S. adults feel well rested after a night's sleep. Among those with sleep disorders, a mere 27% feel rested in the morning (National Sleep Foundation, 2019)
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of people consistently need to get up to use the bathroom at night (AARP, 2017)
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of the U.S. adult population has sleep deficiency and seem to be at risk of a sleep disorder (Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 2011)
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of people wake up due to stress, along with 28% who are unable to explain why they wake up (AARP, 2017)
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In the last 30 days, 3.7% of U.S. adults experiencing tiredness and nodding off during the day. (Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 2011)

SECTION 5:

Sleep Aids Statistics

Secondary reasons U.S. medical marijuana patients use cannabis in 2016

Sleep Statistics - Sleep Standards

It was found that 65% of respondents stated that they use cannabis to improve their sleep besides treating their main medical condition

Sleep Statistics - Sleep Standards

14% of older adults used medication to help them sleep on a regular basis. 23% of older adults in the U.S. occasionally use medication to assist with sleeping

GfK Media and Communication Research; IHPI, 2019 Tweet
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ZzzQuil liquids had the most sales at $86.2 million in 2017, followed by Natrol tablets, Nature's Bounty tablets, and ZzzQuil Tablets

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Million U.S. adults suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (springfieldsmiledoctor.com)
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In 2011, OTC sleeping aids yielded $127 million in revenue. Just seven years later, in 2018, the annual revenue had increased to $410 million (CHPA; Nielsen, 2017)
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In 2019, Private Label generated sales of about 284 million U.S. dollars in sleeping aid tablets in the United States (Drug Store News; IRI, 2019)
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13.14 million prescriptions were reached out in 2004. The number of prescriptions per annual increased significantly to 22.31 million by 2017 (AHRQ; ClinCalc, 2019)
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By 2018, the global market for positive airway pressure devices reached a worth of $2.3 billion. In 2027, the market is expected to reach $4.7 billion (The Insight Partners, 2019)
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In 2019, the Narcolepsy market reached $2.2 billion. By 2027, the market is expected to grow to $4.54 billion (The Insight Partners, 2019)

SECTION 6:

Technology and Sleep

What is The Most Popular Mattress Used Among U.S. Adults?

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of U.S. adults slept on a spring mattress at home, compared to 22% slept on a memory foam mattress and only 2% sleep on latex beds (Statista Survey, 2017)
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more women use sleep trackers regularly to track their sleep compared to men (Statista Survey, 2017)
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of the U.S. adult population regularly use apps to track sleep, compared to 9% use it occasionally, and 31% won't use it. About 45% of the population are interested but have not yet tried it. (Statista Survey, 2017)
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of adults stated that a high quality mattress is important to them (Statista Survey, 2017)

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