The elusive “good night’s sleep.” Does it exist? Or is a bad night’s sleep the norm? Catching enough Zzzs can be complicated, especially when you’re living with a chronic illness. So, how can lack of sleep impact your health? Take a look at the results from a study we did with 5,200+ members of the PatientsLikeMe community:
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Happy Friday! Here’s the final round of the PatientsLikeMe sleep survey infographics. On Tuesday, we shared info about general sleep issues, and on Wednesday, we learned how these problems affect the daily lives of people living with chronic conditions. Now, see how the PatientsLikeMe community compares to a study conducted by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Don’t forget to share your own experiences through #areyousleeping on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Together, we’re learning about how sleep impacts the conditions we live with everyday, and how our health affects how we sleep.
Between July 15 and 30, 2013, PatientsLikeMe invited recently active members to participate in the PatientsLikeMe® survey; 5,256 members worldwide completed the entire survey. The mean age of respondents was 51 years (SD: 13); the age range was 18-87; the margin of error was 0.3 year(s); one survey respondent did not provide age. The survey represents a summary of the current insomnia experience as shared by patients with chronic illness.