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.


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