SleepScore Labs Reports Provocative New
Insights from 1.5 Million Nights of Sleep
- 79% of people get less than the recommended seven hours of sleep
- America’s SleepScore is 77 (out of 100)
- More than 30% have a SleepScore of 55 or less
Women sleep longer – men average 5 hours, 45 minutes, while women
average 6 hours, 9 minutes
On average, Americans go to bed at 10:21 p.m. and wake up at 7:41 a.m.
– people in the Pacific time zone go to bed latest, and people in the
Eastern time zone get up earliest
30 minutes of exercise correlates with 14 extra minutes of sleep per
50% reported regularly using a mix of two or more sleep aids per
night, such as prescription medications, over-the-counter sleeping
pills, or herbal remedies/food supplements for sleep
LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At CES 2017, SleepScore
Labs shared exciting new information that will change the way
people think about their sleep.
The national sleep survey and America’s
SleepScore program, launched in October 2016, was developed by
ResMed (NYSE: RMD) and “The Dr. Oz Show” to foster better public
understanding of sleep health. More than 20,000 individuals have
enrolled in the continuing study, which so far has collected more than
1.53 million nights’ of consumer sleep data.
From the study, SleepScore Labs, a joint venture announced today between
ResMed, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Pegasus Capital Advisors, LP, has determined a
national SleepScore and begun analyzing the data from the most
comprehensive and accurate collection of high quality consumer sleep
data on the planet, the landmark national sleep study on SleepScore.com.
During a panel discussion today at the CES Digital Health Summit, “Confronting
the Sleep Epidemic Head-On,” Dr. Oz and ResMed will share more
insights from the study.
“America didn’t do well at its checkup, with a SleepScore of 77. The
good news is we can use America’s SleepScore as a teachable moment and
national conversation starter about how to fix our country’s sleep,”
said Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of The Dr. Oz Show and co-founder of SleepScore
Labs. “With the information we’re sharing today, and the work we’ll be
doing through SleepScore Labs, the average person will get easy,
actionable information they can start using now to improve their sleep
hygiene and their overall health. More Americans should be prioritizing
sleep, and thankfully we have more useful tools than ever before.”
“This is the largest objective consumer sleep study ever evaluated,
giving us the tools to make a real impact on sleep deprivation,” said
Colin Lawlor, CEO of SleepScore Labs. “This historic survey shows how
the SleepScore by ResMed™ technology and its capabilities can be used
across the $58 billion dollar consumer sleep industry to evaluate the
performance of sleep products and services and to improve them, so those
products and services can be more helpful to someone’s health. The sheer
numbers of people with sleep issues are staggering, but solving the
problem has until now been a shot in the dark.”
SleepScore insights include:
79% of the population sleeps less than the 7 hours recommended by
the American Academy of Sleep Medicine – Most Americans sleep one
hour less. To put this in context, a recent study by AAA reported that
sleeping as little as one hour less than recommended doubles the risk
of a traffic accident.
Women sleep longer than men – Men average 5 hours, 45 minutes,
while women average 6 hours, 9 minutes.
On average, Americans go to bed at 10:21 pm and wake up at 7:41 am.
People in the Pacific time zone go to bed the latest, at 11:17 p.m.,
and people in the Eastern time zone wake up the earliest at 7:40 a.m.
New York vs. Los Angeles – New Yorkers go to bed earlier than
Los Angeleans (by just under three minutes).
Exercise is good for sleep – Any amount is helpful, but the
optimal amount is 30 minutes, which correlates with 14 minutes of
extra sleep per night.
Caffeine – Three or fewer cups of coffee didn’t notably affect
average sleep time, but those who drank four cups or more slept 26
Alcohol – Those who had one or two drinks slept an average of
16 minutes more than people who had more than two drinks – or none at
Children can be both good and bad for sleep – Men with 0-1
children get the most sleep, and women with 2-3 children get the most
sleep. Having more children seems to impact men more – they lose 45
minutes of sleep per night with 4 or more children, whereas women with
4 or more children only lose 25 minutes.
Mattresses matter –The type of mattress people sleep on appears
to make an average difference of 20 minutes sleep per night.
Technology makes a difference – First cuts of the data show a
clear benefit from the use of at least some smart sleep and wake
The S+ works – Poor sleepers that have used the S+ have
increased their sleep by 31 minutes per night.
Common sleep problems – Excessive fatigue during the day and
taking too long to fall asleep were the most common reported issues.
Waking up in the middle of the night is also a major problem for many
Sleep aids – 50% of study participants reported using a mix of
two or more sleep aids per night, such as prescription medications,
over the counter sleeping pills and herbal remedies/food supplements
The 2016 Election –– Americans lost an average of 25 minutes of
quality sleep on November 8, 2016, the night of the presidential
election. The SleepScore Survey reported the average SleepScores for
November 8 and 9, 2016 were the lowest on record when compared to
average SleepScores of 2015 and 2016. The data showed major anomalies
and significant changes in sleep times and stress levels on the East
and West Coasts and some of the lowest SleepScores recorded since the
S+ device was launched in October 2014. 30% of those on the West Coast
reported elevated stress levels on election night while 24% of those
monitored on the East Coast reported higher stress levels. Both
continue to show elevated stress levels – 17% on the East Coast and
10% on the West Coast. None of the data collected explored political
affiliation, so it’s not possible to associate elevated levels of
stress with any voter groups.
SleepScore Labs will be looking more closely at these and other data in
the coming months.
Study participants were self-selected and likely participated out of a
desire to improve their sleep; that said there is also a sizeable number
with good sleep. More than 20,000 participants used the S+, the most
accurate and comprehensive consumer sleep technology which objectively
measures movement, breathing, light, temperature and assesses sleep
stage every 30 seconds during sleep. An additional 22,000 people
completed quizzes that explored lifestyle habits providing additional
survey data and insight into habits, practices, stress levels, alcohol,
exercise and caffeine intake and various nonbiometric factors. A total
of 1.53 million nights of sleep data were assessed using the SleepScore
by ResMed technology measuring more than 11.1 million hours of sleep and
1.4 billion individual data points which amount to the largest
objectively measured consumer sleep study cohort in history.
About S+ by ResMed
For more information about the S+ by ResMed technology, refer to this
About the SleepScore Campaign
For more information on the “One Million Nights” campaign to find out
America’s SleepScore, visit www.sleepscore.com.
About SleepScore Labs
SleepScore Labs is a new company formed by Dr. Mehmet Oz, Pegasus
Capital Advisors, L.P, and ResMed (NYSE: RMD) to measure, monitor and
ultimately help solve the world’s sleep problems. Today, over 60% of
adults in America and around the world have problems with poor sleep due
to conditions like snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg
syndrome, pain, discomfort, and lifestyle choices. SleepScore Labs was
created to address these issues through data collected by SleepScore by
ResMed technology, the world’s first non-contact, personalized sleep
solution to measure an individual’s sleep quality and deliver
personalized feedback that helps improve sleep from the very first
night. As part of the new venture, ResMed’s SleepScore technology will
be available for licensing in new sleep products and will be used by
product manufacturers to develop better sleep solutions for consumers.
The technology has been licensed to several global leaders and is being
used by companies, including Lighting Science Group, in studies to
establish the effectiveness of consumer sleep products.