Melbourne Leads the World with the Longest Night's Sleep: Study

by Vishnuprasad on  August 20, 2014 at 5:04 PM Research News   - G J E 4
People in Melbourne sleep more as compared to the people in London, Denver, Brisbane and Paris, according to a new study conducted by fitness tracker company Jawbone.
Melbourne Leads the World with the Longest Night's Sleep: Study
Melbourne Leads the World with the Longest Night's Sleep: Study

The second most populous city in Australia sleeps with 7 hours and 5 minutes on a nightly basis. Next to Melbourne is London, with their 7 hours and 2 minutes sleep in a day.

The most awake city is identified as Tokyo. People in Tokyo collectively sleep the least - five hours and 44 minutes a night - to be exact. Tokyo is followed by South Korea with their 5 hours and 55 minutes sleep in a day.

Interestingly, the study also finds out how Brisbane people hit the bed early and leave the bed early as well while Moscow people sleep late and wake up sleepy. The company studied its UP fitness tracker users worldwide to create a "cultural thumbprint" of cities. In addition to sleep levels, Jawbone also tracked activity by counting the average steps per user in one day.

The brand declared Stockholm the most active city, with 8,876 steps per person per day, and Sao Paulo the least active, with 6,254 steps. However, it should be noted that the findings are merely a reflection of UP users' sleep patterns rather than the general population.

The data about the cities with highest and least hours of sleep was published in the Wall Street Journal by the company. According to WSJ, the data tracks hundreds of thousands of UP users from Beijing to Orlando and gives an interesting glimpse into sleeping patterns. However, the report did not say how many cities were included in the study.

How much sleep is enough?

The amount of sleep you need each day will change over the course of your life. The US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute recommends 7 - 8 hours sleep a day for adults and 9 to 10 hours for teenagers.

Cities with most hours of sleep

Melbourne, Australia: 7:05

London, United Kingdom: 7:02

Denver, Colorado: 7:02

Brisbane, Australia: 7:00

Paris, France: 7:00

Cities with least hours of sleep

Tokyo, Japan: 5:46

Seoul, South Korea: 5:55

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 6:32

Singapore: 6:32

Source: Medindia

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