Google Trends: Canadians want answers on sleep and dreams ahead of World Sleep Day

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With Canadian Searches related to sleep reaching an all-time high in early 2023, Canadians clearly have a lot on their mind when it comes to catching Zzz’s.

If there’s one thing the trends show, it’s that Canadians are worried about how much sleep they’re getting. Along with wanting to know how many hours of sleep they need (#3), Canadians are also wondering if they can get away with 6 or 7 hours of rest a night (#8 and #9 respectively). At the top of the list is “How to fall asleep fast” – pointing to Canadians trying to fit in as much shuteye as they can around their busy schedules.

Canadians have also been curious about their dreams. We’re asking questions about what it means when we dream of someone (#1), as well as questions about controlling our dreams (i.e. lucid dreaming).

We also want to know what our dreams mean – and there’s a whole list of the top-trending dreams Canadians have Searched in the last year. At the top of the list is the very common “teeth falling out dream”, followed closely behind by “dreaming about your ex.” The list also includes dreams about some of our biggest fears, including snakes (#4) and crocodiles (#8).

Top trending questions about sleep

1. How to fall asleep fast?

2. What is sleep apnea?

3. How many hours of sleep do I need?

4. Why can’t I sleep?

5. How much deep sleep is normal?

6. What is sleep paralysis?

7. What is rem sleep?

8. Is 6 hours of sleep enough?

9. Is 7 hours of sleep enough?

10. Why do I sweat so much in my sleep?

Top trending questions about dreams

1. What does it mean when you dream of someone?

2. How to lucid dream?

3. Why do we dream?

4. What is lucid dreaming?

5. What do dreams mean?

6. What do dogs dream about?

7. What is a fever dream?

8. What causes nightmares?

9. What does it mean when you dream of someone dying?

10. What are night terrors?

Top trending dreams searched

1. Teeth falling out dream

2. Dreaming about your ex

3. Dream about being pregnant

4. Snake dream meaning

5. Recurring dreams

6. Dreaming of losing your hair

7. Dreaming of someone dying who is still alive

8. Crocodile dream meaning

9. Being chased in dreams

10. Giving birth dream meaning

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