Alexandria, Virginia - The Better Sleep Council (BSC) in the US, the consumer education arm of the International Sleep Products Association and the UK's Sleep Council, which performs the same function for the UK's National Bed Federation, have worked together for the first time on a children's back-to-school sleep survey.
In August, the councils jointly conducted an e-survey to gather data on parents' perceptions of children's sleep habits and its relation to a child's behaviour, mood, and performance in school.
The survey included:
- 1000+ respondents in the U.S. and the U.K.
- Households with $75 000+ (L45 000+) annual combined income
- Parents with one or more children 7-18 years old living at home
"I'm delighted to be working together with the Better Sleep Council on a joint survey," says Jessica Alexander, executive director of the National Bed Federation and head of the UK Sleep Council, in a joint statement from the groups. "Both our organisations are conscious that our key messages and objectives are very similar, while these days access to information and advice is not limited by borders, thanks to the global reach of the internet."
"We wanted to create a sleep survey that would highlight the similarities and differences of children's sleep behaviors in both countries," noted BSC director of communications Karin Mahoney, in the statement. "The Sleep Council and the BSC have a common goal of trying to educate the public about the connection of quality sleep to good health and the importance of the sleep environment, therefore collaborating on a survey with the Sleep Council made perfect sense."
Both groups are non-profit organisations that strive to educate the public about the important connection between sleep and a person's health and quality of life as well as the key role a new, quality sleep system plays in that equation.
The survey results will be released soon.