On July 25, 2016, Global News and CTV News aired television segments that discussed the findings from our recent Men's Sleep study.
Both the the Global News segment titled, 'Study finds one in three Canadian men are sleep-deprived', and the CTV News segment titled, 'Sleepless in Canada', used our research findings to help raise awareness about Canadian men's sleep patterns.
On July 24, 2016, CBC Radio broadcast an interview on The Early Edition that discussed the findings from our recent Men's Sleep study. The interview, conducted by Rick Cluff, was titled, 'Canadian men not getting enough sleep: study.'
The CBC also published two follow-up articles titled, '30% of Canadian men not getting enough sleep' and 'Un tiers des hommes canadiens manquent de sommeil, selon une étude.'
The study, which surveyed 500 Canadian men between the ages of 30 and 49, found that a third (33%) of men are only getting 4 to 6 hours of sleep each night. This amount of sleep is much lower than the 7 to 8 hours recommended by health experts, and may explain why nearly half of Canadian men (49%) said they often wake up feeling tired or not refreshed in the morning.
“Men may be surprised to learn that getting at least 7 hours of sleep is a great way to speed up your metabolism, reduce your chances of having a heart attack, prostate cancer and developing type 2 diabetes,” said Dr. Larry Goldenberg, Chairman of the CMHF.