Amongst many essentials, humans require to lead a healthy life, sleep tops as an important factor. It is during sleep that one’s body recharges itself from the rigors of a hectic life. Having said that, it is equally important to get adequate sleep, at least between 7-9 hours on average.

However, different people have different sleep schedules and routines. Thus, Real Research launched a survey on sleeping habits, seeking to find out the best time to sleep, sleep chart by age, respondents’ satisfaction with their sleep quality, etc. Here are the results.


  • 47.94% use smartphones before going to sleep
  • 75.72% feel their sleep time is enough
  • 35.17% get more than 9 hours of sleep

The Majority Head To Bed by 9 PM

The survey starts by asking what time respondents usually go to bed. To which, the majority (30.24%) say ‘before 9 PM’. Meanwhile, 16.21% say between 10-11 PM, and 15.67% say between 11 PM-12 AM. Adding on, 14.86% say between 9 PM-10 PM, 9.57% say between 12 AM-1 AM, and 6.37% say after 2 AM.

Figure 1: Respondents reveal their bedtimes

Moreover, the survey respondents reveal what they usually do before going to sleep. To this, a majority of 47.94% say they use smartphones while 15.48% say they watch something. Meanwhile, 7.28% listen to music and 6.69% tend to game. Moreover, 5.19% read, and 4.54% say they ‘do nothing’. Lastly, 3.99% do homework and study, while 3.55% text and chat.

Furthermore, the survey asks respondents what their sleeping positions are. All 40.97% say they sleep on their back, arms on sides. After which, 18.40% say they sleep on either side, and 12.47% say they sleep on their stomach. A further 8.12% sleep pillow-supplemented while 5.62% sleep in a fetal position.

Average Sleeping Hours at Night

Additionally, the survey asks respondents how many hours of sleep they get at night? To this, a majority of 33.98% get more than 8 hours while 22.34% get 7-8 hours of sleep. Likewise, some 17.53% sleep for 6-7 hours, and 10.85% get 5-6 hours of sleep. Additionally, 5.68% sleep for 4-5 hours, 5.03% sleep for 3-4 hours, and 4.59% sleep for less than 3 hours.

Figure 2: Respondents reveal their average hours of sleep

Next, the survey asks if respondents feel their sleep time is enough. Here, 75.72% say ‘yes’ and 24.28% say ‘no’. Moreover, the survey also asks what is the biggest cause of respondents’ lack of sleep? The majority (18.47%) say ‘psychological stress’, 15.47% say ‘insomnia’, and 14.60% say ‘due to a lot of work’.

Also, 13.77% say ‘due to TV, smartphone, etc’. A further 7.49% say ‘due to studying’ while 4.83% say ‘reaching home later than usual’. Lastly, 4.20% say ‘discomfort in the neck, back, etc.’ and 4.17% say ‘parenting’.

Amount of Sleep Hours Respondents Wish To Get

The survey further asks respondents how much sleep they want to get? In response, a majority of 35.17% say ‘more than 9 hours’ while 21.07% say ‘7-8 hours’, and 20.45% say ‘8-9 hours’. Some 10.51% say 6-7 hours, 7.03% say ‘5-6 hours’, and 5.77% ‘less than 5 hours’. The survey also asks if respondents are satisfied with their sleep quality. On this, 76.75% say ‘yes’, while 23.25% say ‘no’.

Figure 3: Respondents on desired sleep hours

Next, respondents reveal what the most disturbing factor in their sleep is. The majority of 18.48% say ‘temperature’, 12.42% say ‘sleep time’, 11.01% say ‘humidity,’ and 8.27% ‘bed’. An additional 7.23% say ‘light’, 7.02% say ‘noise’, and 7.01% say ‘mental problems’. Moreover, 6.28% say ‘people’ and 5.56% say ‘pillows, duvets, etc’.

To conclude, the survey asks respondents what they do to get a good night’s sleep? The majority (32.57%) say they take medicine, 15.12% exercise, 10.86% read, 9.90% listen to music, and 7.10% take a bath. Additionally, 6.33% refrain from using smartphones and watching TV, whereas 3.02% avoid eating before going to bed, and 2.80% avoid caffeine.


Survey TitleSurvey on Sleeping
DurationMarch 27 – April 03, 2022
Number of Participants40,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.