In saying that 2020 will be the “Age of Anxiety,” we wrote about some of the driving factors that “will fuel feelings of anxiety, anger, exhaustion and insolation, regardless of political perspective.”
We also said that “We expect many Americans will look for solutions and companies that provide joy, comfort, assurance and realiability to bolster their sense of well-being and connection.”
We’d like to add to that.
We think the “Age of Anxiety” will drive sleeplessness. There’s already recognition that sleeplessness is a health and productivity issue but we think this will increase.
We may have reached peak mattress — sometimes it seems there are as many different mattress companies as there are podcasts where they advertise — but we expect that there will be more devices over the next year that are designed to measure and deliver a better night’s sleep.
We also think that stress, stress eating and stress drinking will be topics that will get covered by the media, specifically tips on how to reduce and cut back. Perhaps related, there will be more coverage about cannibis and the cannibis business sector.
These are important aspects of living in the “Age of Anxiety.”