64% of Spaniards have a healthy or very healthy sleep quality level. This is confirmed by data of the users of the Quiero Cuidarme App by DKV Seguros, as part of the initiative of World Sleep Day, celebrated on Friday, 16 March. Specifically, 19% of users state that they sleep well, however, 36% do not reach the required level considered as healthy sleep.
If we analyse the sleep data for different age ranges, 60% of users between the ages of 18-24 and 25-35 years think they get quality sleep.
Furthermore, people over the age of 65 years enjoy a very good quality of sleep. In this case, the results rise to 70% if we add the “healthy” and “very healthy” groups.
On the other hand, adults between the ages of 36-45 and 46-55 years have the most difficulty with sleeping. In fact, 40% admits to not getting a good night's rest.
There are also differences between men and women. In general, the data obtained from the Quiero Cuidarme app demonstrate that women sleep worse than men and think that they do not have a good health level in terms of sleep. Interestingly, 10% more women than men acknowledge that they do not reach this healthy sleep quality level. In addition, while approximately 27% of the total responses from men consider their level as “very healthy”, only 15% of women put themselves in this group.
Quality of sleep in large cities
Location is another factor that affects sleep. It is in large cities where we find the lowest sleep quality levels. The city of Malaga obtains the worse score with 50% of users below healthy sleep levels.
other cities, such as Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Zaragoza, the quality of the sleep is better, especially in Barcelona where the 27% of people have a "very healthy" level of sleep.
Quiero Cuidarme is the most downloaded healthcare app in Spain with over 163,000 downloads. This free app has been developed by experts in health and well-being. When a user enters their details into Quiero cuidarme they are given a healthy living index (IVS) score - a rating relating to their habits and general condition, which draws from a scientific algorithm based on nine parameters: sleep quality, physical activity, healthy diet, emotional wellbeing, body mass, cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, and tobacco consumption. The IVS is a numerical value, with results from 0 to 1,000, with 1,000 being the optimum figure for people to reach. There is a questionnaire for each indicator, with users choosing from a range of "Not at all healthy" to "Very healthy" resulting in a score for each indicator which also takes the sex of the user into account. The individual results are added up to obtain the customer's overall index.