12 July 2016

Who are the world's best sleepers?

Who are the world’s best sleepers? A team of US mathematicians recently used sleep pattern data from a cellphone app from thousands of people around the globe to answer this question. They found that, on average, women tend to get around 30 minutes more shut-eye than men per night. At eight hours and 12 minutes a night, the Dutch are the world champions, while folks in Japan and Singapore are tied for the least amount of sleep at just under seven-and-a-half hours.


Live healthier

Don't even bother »

SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body LISTEN: Can you spot the smoker’s cough?

7 cough remedies that definitely don’t work

A chronic cough can be the bane of your life. Here are seven cough remedies you shouldn't waste your time with.

Be in the know! »

How to manage sensitive teeth 5 ways runners mess up their teeth

Oral health basics: what you need to know

Dr Simon Reeves talks us through the importance of oral health basics. Here’s how to care for your teeth properly.