Stress levels and sleep in Japan

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On a scale from 1 (none) to 5 (completely), how stressed are you? graph of japanese statisticsA recent survey from iShare took a look at two things that affect me too, stress and sleep.

Demographics

Between the 19th and 25th of March 2010 515 members of the CLUB BBQ free email forwarding service completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 56.9% of the sample were male, 30.1% in their twenties, 34.6% in their thirties, and 35.3% in their forties.

My stress is probably somewhere around level 3 or 4, depending on how much of a pain in the backside my boss is being… However, I do suffer from utter exhaustion just about every day, but sleeping in after my alarm is a very, very rare occurance, given how irritatingly loud it is!

Research results

Q1: On a scale from 1 (none) to 5 (completely), how stressed are you? (Sample size=515)

 AllMale
N=293
Female
N=222
Level 17.6%8.5%6.3%
Level 220.2%17.7%23.4%
Level 334.8%36.2%32.9%
Level 425.8%24.9%27.0%
Level 511.7%12.6%10.4%

Those in their twenties were less stressed that those in their thirties and forties.

Q2: Regardless of the time or occassion, do you ever think you really, really need to sleep? (Sample size=515)

 AllMale
N=293
Female
N=222
Yes, every day42.1%39.2%45.9%
Yes, often29.1%27.3%31.5%
Yes, sometimes21.4%24.2%17.6%
No, never7.4%9.2%5.0%

Not too surprisingly, less than a quarter of those at level 1 stress thought they needed to crash out, but over 70% at level five did.

Q3: Do you ever fall asleep again after waking up in the morning? (Sample size=515)

 AllMale
N=293
Female
N=222
Yes, often (a href=”#Q3SQ1″>to SQs)33.6%32.4%35.1%
Yes, sometimes (a href=”#Q3SQ1″>to SQs)54.0%53.6%54.5%
No, never12.4%14.0%10.4%

Those more stressed out were more likely to often fall asleep again, but there was not as significant a trend as in the last question – perhaps people often were too tense to sleep again?

Q3SQ1: Do you feel all happy while falling asleep after waking up? (Sample size=451)

 AllMale
N=252
Female
N=199
Yes, totally31.7%32.1%31.2%
Yes, to some degree50.3%49.6%51.3%
No, not at all18.0%18.3%17.6%

Q3SQ2: Have you ever experienced a problem after falling asleep after waking up? For example, being late for a meeting at work, missing an appointment, etc. (Sample size=451)

 AllMale
N=252
Female
N=199
Yes63.4%60.7%66.8%
No36.6%39.3%33.2%
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