We spend about one third of our life asleep and yet sleep plays only a minor role in our everyday life. In order to live healthily, we pay attention to our diet or do sports, but what about healthy sleep? A large part of the German working population sleeps too little or too badly. The reasons for lack of sleep are various and range from deliberately prolonging the day to chronic (falling asleep or) sleep problems, some of which even develop into mental illness. We postpone sleep and sleep through the day.
Since the invention of the light bulb, a large number of people extend the day to the extreme and neglect a healthy sleep period. People no longer pay attention to their own bodies and sleep is generally regarded as an unnecessary item on the daily agenda. Especially among the working population of an industrialized country, the awareness and relevance of good sleep as a secondary role gives way to everyday life or professional life. We demand that sleep gets a higher social value, because healthy sleep means quality of life. Without sufficient sleep, one is unbalanced and not recovered. Those who shorten their night in order to be more effective feel the consequences the next day. Sleep influences the cognitive abilities of a person. However, if the body takes the sleep it did not get during the night, at work or in traffic, it can lead to dangerous situations. 24% of all traffic accidents can be avoided if the people involved are able to concentrate and are fit by getting enough sleep. Sleep deprivation can manifest itself in chronic sleep disorders, problems falling asleep or sleeping through the night, or in the long term even develop into psychological problems due to stress. It also increases the risk of heart disease, strokes and diabetes. But cancer and dementia can also be attributed to chronic sleep deprivation.
We are convinced that everyone should have the chance to get a healthy sleep and to be able to adapt the sleeping environment to their own needs, regardless of location, so that every night can be a relaxing experience for body and soul.