U.S. has the lowest sleep quality score in the world

Recent data pulled by Sleep Cycle from users across the world shows people in the US have the lowest sleep quality score in the world and that Switzerland has the highest. New Zealand and UK proves sleeping more does not always equal better sleep, as they both spend a lot of time sleeping but score low on sleep quality.

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Sleep Quality of the World

The above graph shows the difference (%) between national and worldwide average sleep quality.

Below graphs show the difference between national and worldwide average sleep quality, and each country’s average time in bed per day.

Sleep QUality

Country Sleep Quality
USA -7.3%
Japan -3.6%
New Zealand -0.8%
United Kingdom -0.2%
Canada 0.3%
Norway 2.6%
Australia 3.7%
Mexico 6.1%
Spain 6.4%
Sweden 6.6%
Korea 9.6%
Denmark 10.5%
Belgium 10.8%
Netherlands 11.5%
Brazil 11.9%
Italy 12.2%
France 13.3%
Russia 16.1%
Germany 19.6%
Switzerland 22.4%

Sleep time

Country Time in bed
Japan 5:36
Korea 5:44
Mexico 6:26
Brazil 6:32
Russia 6:34
Italy 6:45
Spain 6:47
USA 6:55
Germany 6:58
Switzerland 6:59
Canada 7:00
Norway 7:01
France 7:04
Denmark 7:05
Sweden 7:07
Belgium 7:09
United Kingdom 7:13
Australia 7:14
Netherlands 7:16
New Zealand 7:21

This report includes 417,538 male and female Sleep Cycle alarm clock users worldwide. All countries include a minimum of 2000 participating users, ages 18-55, who voluntarily and anonymously shared their sleep data during the time period of 6 June – 23 October – 2014. Sleep Cycle determines sleep quality by monitoring movements in bed. Calmer and deeper sleep gives a higher sleep quality score.