How Much Do Singaporeans Value Sleep?

In a previous article, we mentioned how the lack of sleep might be the reason for weight gain and according to a sleep study done by OSIM Singapore in August this year, their findings seem to correlate, with 66.5% of respondents saying that the lack of sleep affects their appetite.

The study by OSIM was done with 300 respondents in a bid to find out the value that participants placed on sleep in relation to the impact that sleep (or the lack thereof) have on their quality of life. Some may find their appetite diminished while others find themselves unable to resist the temptation to binge. Undereating or overeating impacts health negatively, not to mention affecting your weight and confidence too! So, it appears that getting more shut-eye may be key to getting an uncontrollable appetite under control.

Based on OSIM Singapore’s findings, approximately 1 in 4 respondents turned to regular massage as a means of address their sleep issues. During their trial, 85% of respondents reported that they felt relaxed and comfortable, while 42% felt rested and ready for sleep. By extension, perhaps a massage may be just what you need to regulate your appetite – like we really need an excuse, heh!

Aside from these findings, here are the key takeaways from this study:

  • In general, Singaporeans valued sleep at less than $100 a month!
  • While 82% of respondents thought that sleep was important,
  • 22% or one in four respondents said they did nothing to alleviate their sleep woes most of them citing the lack of time or that they had not thought to do anything about it.
  • A majority, 63% of participants were willing to invest less than $100 on addressing sleep issues
  • It was surprising to find that men were 13% more willing to spend more than $100 to address their sleep issues than women

It was interesting to find that despite the tangible impacts on their quality of life including work, relationships, mood and appetite, findings show that the value Singaporeans placed on sleep was less than $100 a month! Putting that into perspective, the average expenditure on a food court meal ($5) every day is approximately $150 a month! Check out the infographic on the findings of OSIM’s study below.

Needless to say, we would like to send the message that sleep IS important! If you’re not getting the quality sleep that your body needs, here are some tips on how to get some proper shut-eye.


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Photo credits: Pixabay and OSIM Singapore




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