Representative sleep study shows that people subjectively evaluate their sleep as better than it actually is
Germans sleep for less time and less restfully than they think. This is a central result of the “Beurer Sleep Atlas 2017”, which was commissioned by health specialist Beurer, and compiled by Dr Michael Feld from Cologne, a sleep specialist. Together with Prof Peter Young of the University of Münster, he carried out a large comparative study on sleep quality and sleeping habits in Germany. 3,491 German citizens took part in the representative survey. The SE 80 SleepExpert sleep sensor from Beurer was also used to measure the sleep of 222 participants. The study shows a significant discrepancy between the subjective information and the objectively measured values from the biosignal sleep sensor.