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Sleeping aid market by regions worldwide 2010

This statistic represents the global sleeping aid market in both technologies and markets as of 2010, by region. Japan accounted for a 5.7 percent share of the world's sleeping aid market in that year. Revenues in the global sleeping aid market are expected to reach 33.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2014. Mattresses and pillows making up the largest part of the sleeping aid market but is growing at a slower rate than sleep laboratories, which are used to help test for disorders and evaluate sleeping behaviors.

Sleeping aid market

Traditional and alternative sleeping aids are emerging in today’s market. Prescription and over the counter medication use has increased as the sleep industry grows. Accessories such as sound machines, herbal supplements, aromatherapy candles, and some foods can also be considered as part of the overall sleeping aid market. Mattresses and pillows consisted of the largest portion of the market, however, its growth is not as prominent as that of sleep laboratories. Sleep testing can be done at a sleep laboratory, where testing for sleep disorders and evaluating sleep behaviors are done through an overnight session.

In 2010, the United States held a majority of the world’s sleeping aid market and technologies. Europe and Japan trail behind the U.S. in the market share of sleeping aids. An estimated 50 to 70 million people in the United States are considered to be sleep deprived or have a sleep disorder. Sleep deprivation and disorders can cause abnormal function both physically and mentally in everyday life. Sleep apnea is a common disorder where pauses in breathing or infrequent and shallow breathing occur during sleep. Treatments include continuous positive airway pressure, a face mask to help maintain and open the airway. This disorder alone is expected to generate 19.72 billion U.S. dollars by 2017 in the sleep industry.

Distribution of the global sleep aid market as of 2010, by region

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April 2010



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