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.
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
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
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