A survey called ‘Sleep and Well-being’ says that 54% of people in Spain have mood swings caused by lack of sleep.
The study also suggests that 39% of the population endure poor or very poor quality sleep on a daily basis.
The research has been carried out jointly by the Mónica Duart Sleep Foundation and the Jaume I University of Castellón.
Sleep problems are affecting the entire population, regardless of age, with 36% of those surveyed admitting daytime sleepiness because they were unable to sleep well at night.
Monica Duart said: “The results of this research are further evidence of the importance of sleep.”
“Lack of rest affects every aspect of our lives, from mental health to job performance,” Duart added.
The collaboration between the Fundación del Sueño and the Jaume I University began last year to produce definitive research on sleep patterns.
One of the by-products has been for the university’s Labpsitec group to develop online content to promote rest and wellness, as well as raising general awareness of sleep problems.
Over the next year, more analysis will be done on sleep quality and its implications for health.
The Sleep Foundation advocates for workplaces using its findings to address issues such as sleep deprived drivers, as well as especially vulnerable age groups, whether old or young.