Which City Gets the Least Sleep?

by | August 27, 2014 at 9:52 AM | Health


A new analysis from Jawbone reveals which locations are clocking the most—and least—Zs.

By Samantha Zabell, RealSimple.com

If you’re looking to catch up on your Zs, you might want to head down under to Melbourne, Australia, where the average sleeper heads to bed by 11PM and clocks almost seven full hours of beauty rest—at least according to new data from Jawbone.

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The information was collected from Jawbone’s UP system, which tracks activity, diet, and sleep through an app and wearable band. Data scientists tracked thousands of UP users’ sleep patterns, and found a few surprising habits from around the world.

Craving a midday nap? Head to Beijing, where roughly 5 percent of users were taking a refreshing snooze. Or if you’re not a morning person, consider Moscow or Dubai, where more than 10% of users were still asleep at 11am. In New York, you might expect the bright lights to keep everyone awake, but NYC residents are averaging almost seven hours of sleep (maybe because they’re exhausted from the 8,700 steps they take each day).

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Take a look at some of Jawbone’s findings—and remember to get some rest tonight!

Least Sleep: Tokyo, Japan – 5hr 44min

Most Sleep: Melbourne, Australia – 6hr 58min

Earliest to Bed: Brisbane, Australia – 10:57pm

Latest to Bed: Moscow, Russia – 12:46am

Earliest to Rise: Brisbane, Australia – 6:29am

Latest to Rise: Moscow, Russia – 8:08am

Most Steps: Stockholm, Sweden – 8,876 steps

Least Steps: Sao Paulo, Brazil – 6,254 steps

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For the full report, including interactive “thumbprints” illustrating the sleep habits of more than 20 U.S. cities and other places around the world, check out Jawbone’s blog here.

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.