The quality of sleep in France continues to deteriorate. The latest studies carried out in France on adults and children are alarming. The sleep deficit of the French population grows every year.
We sleep on average 1.5 hours less per night than 30 years ago and for the first time, daily sleep time has fallen below the symbolic bar of 7 hours, while the comfort zone is between 7 and 9 hours per night, according to individual needs.
This significant deterioration in sleep time and quality is widely felt by the French population, since 45% of adults surveyed believe they do not get enough sleep and 12% believe they are insomniacs.
For the first time, we note an awareness in the French population of the negative consequences for health of lack of sleep. Indeed, more than one in two French people think that the problem with sleep must be taken seriously.
In children, the needs are different, based on the age, so it is essential to distinguish between children under 3 years old and those over 3 years old. From the age of 3, children should sleep an average of 10 hours per night.
Irritability and a lack of concentration are often synonymous with a lack of sleep.
The finding has also been confirmed in children with only 17% of 6-year-olds getting enough sleep.