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Only 45 pct of S. Koreans Satisfied with Current Bedroom

Only 45 pct of S. Koreans Satisfied with Current Bedroom

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Less than half of South Koreans are currently satisfied with their own bedroom, a recent survey has showed. According to Swedish furniture giant IKEA’s survey of 1,000 residents of Seoul and Gyeonggi Province, only 45.8 percent of all respondents said they were currently satisfied with their bedrooms. The respondents [...]

Philips Global Sleep Survey Shows We Want Better Sleep, but Only if it Comes Easily

Philips Global Sleep Survey Shows We Want Better Sleep, but Only if it Comes Easily

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Mar. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the findings from its annual global sleep survey in a report, “The Global Pursuit of Better Sleep Health”. The survey, executed each year in recognition of World Sleep Day (March 15), surveyed adults [...]

Shift Workers Sleep Deprived; Drink, Smoke More: Survey

Shift Workers Sleep Deprived; Drink, Smoke More: Survey

SEOUL, Apr. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Workers who have to put in shifts at irregular hours are more deprived of sleep and more prone to smoking and drinking than people who do regular daytime duties, a survey showed Tuesday. The findings, released by Professor Song Yoon-mi of Samsung Medical Center, said women in their 50s [...]

Sleeping Too Much Can Trigger Alzheimer’s

Sleeping Too Much Can Trigger Alzheimer’s

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – A joint study by doctors from the National Cancer Center and Myongji Hospital revealed that longer sleep duration can increase the risks of cognitive decline, resulting in diseases like Alzheimer’s.  According to the team, which compared and analyzed ten previous observational epidemiological studies on sleep duration and cognitive functions, [...]

Retailers Offer “Sleep Consulting” for Sleepless Consumers

Retailers Offer “Sleep Consulting” for Sleepless Consumers

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – One of the newest trends for Korean retailers is “sleep consulting” – a concept store, or a service, providing everything one needs to know to improving quality of sleep.  The Hyundai Department Store in Mokdong, Seoul, was among the first to introduce such an outlet.  Dubbed Beyond Sleep, the [...]