Golden sleep on the shores of Silver

  •  September 20, 2020


Want to sleep well? Move to Argentina. Researchers observe interactions on the Internet to determine sleep patterns around the world. And they find out where they sleep better - and worse.

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Sleep quality is an ever-present theme.


Now a new study has decided to investigate which countries in the world sleep best.

The research was done in partnership between the universities of Chicago (United States) and Monash (Australia).

To gather the information, the researchers decided to focus on what everyone has in common.


Time connected on the internet.

After all, if sleep patterns are changing, it is thanks to the use of technology.

To reveal global sleep patterns, the researchers analyzed a trillion online activities.


They looked at how many times gadgets in 600 cities around the world connected and disconnected from the internet.

These data were recorded every 15 minutes over seven years.

Overall, North America remained the same during the study period.

Europe has shown to be sleeping less.

And East Asia is sleeping longer.

More specifically, in terms of sleeping more, the study determined a ranking among countries.

The three countries that sleep the most are Argentina (10 hours and 16 minutes), Spain (9 hours and 58 minutes) and Ukraine (9 hours and 50 minutes).

On average, across the Rio de la Plata, Argentines lie down at 10:29 pm to get up at 8:44.

Top 5 are Turkey (9 hours and 46 minutes) and Mexico (9 hours and 45 minutes).

The extreme was also revealed.

The countries with the shortest time between sheets are Japan (7 hours and 16 minutes), Slovenia (7 hours and 28 minutes) and Suriname (7 hours and 55 minutes).

The Japanese go to bed at 11:03 pm and are already standing at 6:20 on average.

Americans are in 10th place among the least sleeping (8 hours and 31 minutes).

There is a clear relationship between sleeping time and progress.

Countries with higher internet usage, which means less sleep, grow faster economically.

But at what cost?

More time connected means less sleep - with all the consequences.

Even in the balance, which adds to the global obesity crisis we are experiencing.

Most likely you are reading this article on the smartphone.

If it is at night, it should be lying in bed while sleep does not come.

Friend, he really doesn't come.

And when it comes to it, the use of electronic equipment at bedtime leads to step sleep.

It's called junk sleep.

To learn more about it - click here.

Sleep (September 2020)


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