LACK OF SLEEP – A SERIOUS WORLDWIDE EPIDEMIC
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), ‘insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic linked to motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, and medical or other occupational errors’. There are also links between insufficient or poor sleep and an increase in depression, obesity, and cardiovascular disease as well as a whole host of other health issues, not to mention the impact on quality of life, relationships and work.
In 2017 the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) called for the introduction of a national sleep strategy and what they referred to as a “slumber number” – the ideal amount of sleep people should be aiming for each night. However, as many of us who have had 8 hours sleep a night will confirm – a night’s sleep is not always a good night’s sleep.
The Solution – Introducing Zero Point
East-London based writing and production duo Silence & Air have been working with Lyz Cooper to create a piece of music specifically designed with the aim of making sleep difficulties a thing of the past.
Over 100 people worldwide took part in an action research study to test the effectiveness of Zero Point. A 27 point questionnaire was used to assess their current quality and duration of sleep and the impact that their sleep has on overall health and well-being, quality of life and work. Each participant was asked to listen to the track over a 10 day period and complete a post-test questionnaire.
42% of participants were reported to have a sleep problem all of the time
45% have a sleep problem some of the time
42% have difficulty switching off their thoughts every night
40% wake up feeling tired every day
28% wake up feeling tension in their muscles every day
13% wake up feeling anxious or stressed every day
This is just a small percentage of factors we are measuring and hope to see these percentages drop after listening to Zero Point over a 7 night period.