Do you know how sleep deprived Singaporeans are?

In a recent study by OSIM Singapore in conjunction with the launch of the ULove 2, the world’s first massage chair that features four-hands massage technology, 300 respondents were asked about the value in which they placed on sleep in relation to the impact that sleep (or the lack thereof) has on their quality of life.

Here are the findings:

According to our findings, 87% of respondents say that lack of sleep affects performance at work.

Sleep deprivation often result in lowered productivity and a drop in work quality by 30% due to impaired decision making and a lack of innovative thinking.

This often results in longer working hours to straighten out poor decisions made. Inevitably, this becomes a vicious cycle as longer working hours would lead to sleep deprivation.

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 also interesting to find that men were 13% more willing to spend more than $100 to address their sleep issues than women.