Published On: Wed, May 18th, 2016

Who’s Getting The Most Sleep?

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Which countries are getting the most sleep on average? If you live in the Netherlands or New Zealand, you’ll probably manage to get slightly more than eight hours per night, according to a study published in the journal Science Advances. However, if you live in Japan or Singapore, you’ll probably sleep about a half hour less then eight hours. While that might not seem like much, the study claims that even a half hour of less sleep can have a detrimental effect on your health over time. The sleeping gap between countries is more than likely due to cultural and social factors.

 

Americans Are Tired Most Of The Week

How many days of the week do you wake up feeling exhausted? If you really feel like a slave to your alarm clock, you aren’t alone. Only one in 7 Americans wake up feeling fresh every day of the week, according to a poll conducted by YouGov. Experts have traditionally recommended eight hours sleep, though seven hours should also be sufficient.

45 percent of Americans sleeping 7 to 8 hours a night reported feeling tired or fatigued up to three times a week. 27 percent of people said they wake up tired on 4 or more days per week. Those only managing six hours sleep or less each night are, quite unsurprisingly, the most tired. 54 percent of people getting six or less hours sleep wake up tired 4 or more days a week.

 

This chart shows minutes above and below eight hours of sleep in 2016.

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