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Women sleep more and better

Getting the right amount of sleep is fundamental, but getting high quality sleep is even more important. According to the National Sleep Foundation, research has shown that sleep problems affect more women than men, and that biological conditions that are unique to women, like the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and menopause, can affect how well women sleep. According to Dr. Jim Horne, women need an average of 20 minutes more sleep than men per night, due to the fact that women tend to multitask and use more of their brain during day, requiring more rest during night to recover.

Sleep Cycle mapped the world of sleep, to provide a better view of how women around the world sleep – and found that women sleep more and better than men.

First let’s turn to the worldwide averages and compare how men and women sleep:

Men average 7 hours and 6 minutes of sleep per night, while women sleep 7 hour and 26 minutes. Women have an increase of 14% better sleep quality than men worldwide. Women tend to go to bed earlier than men, logging an average bedtime of 11:46PM, while men tend to stay up until 12:01AM. When it comes to wake up times, the stats are more balanced. Women around the world rise at 7:19AM, while men get up two minutes earlier at 7:17AM. Morning mood is where it starts to get interesting, even through women log more and better sleep, men still tend to wake up happier than women, a full 7% happier to be precise.

Now let’s have a look at some of the around the globe specifics of how women sleep:

Top 10 countries where women log the most sleep time

  1. Netherlands 7h 55min
  2. New Zealand 7h 52min
  3. Finland 7h 51min
  4. Belgium 7h 50min
  5. United Kingdom 7h 47min
  6. France 7h 44min
  7. Australia 7h 42min
  8. Sweden 7h 42min
  9. Ireland 7h 41min
  10. Austria 7h 40min

Top 10 countries where women log the least sleep time

  1. Japan 6h 20min
  2. South Korea 6h 36min
  3. Saudi Arabia 6h 37min
  4. Philippines 6h 41 min
  5. India 6h 46min
  6. Malaysia 6h 49min
  7. Turkey 6h 58min
  8. Singapore 6h 59min
  9. Taiwan 7h 01min
  10. Chile 7h 04min

Top 10 countries where women log the highest and best sleep quality

  1. Turkey
  2. India
  3. Saudi Arabia
  4. China
  5. Japan
  6. Mexico
  7. Switzerland
  8. Poland
  9. Hungary
  10. Germany

Top 10 countries where women log the lowest and worst sleep quality

  1. Australia
  2. South Africa
  3. Brazil
  4. New Zealand
  5. Chile
  6. Indonesia
  7. Malaysia
  8. Philippines
  9. Spain
  10. Denmark

To 10 countries with earliest average bedtimes for women

  1. South Africa 10:55PM
  2. Colombia 11:13PM
  3. New Zealand 11:20PM
  4. Australia 11:22PM
  5. Denmark 11:30PM
  6. Austria 11:31PM
  7. Sweden 11:31PM
  8. United States 11:33PM
  9. Hungary 11:34PM
  10. Switzerland 11:35PM

To 10 countries with latest average bedtimes for women

  1. Taiwan 1:04AM
  2. South Korea 1:03AM
  3. Turkey 1:02AM
  4. Hong Kong 12:48AM
  5. Chile 12:47AM
  6. Japan 12:39AM
  7. Russia 12:39AM
  8. Singapore 12:34AM
  9. Portugal 12:32AM
  10. Malaysia 12:30AM

Top 10 countries with latest average wake up times for women

  1. Saudi Arabia 8:20AM
  2. Taiwan 8:12AM
  3. Portugal 8:09AM
  4. Turkey 8:08AM
  5. Russia 8:05AM
  6. Hong Kong 8:02AM
  7. Spain 8:00AM
  8. China 7:59AM
  9. Chile 7:57AM
  10. South Korea 7:54AM

Top 10 countries with earliest average wake up times for women

  1. Colombia 6:21AM
  2. South Africa 6:24AM
  3. Indonesia 6:55AM
  4. Mexico 7:04AM
  5. Japan 7:09AM
  6. Hungary 7:11AM
  7. Czech republic 7:12AM
  8. United States 7:12AM
  9. India 7:13AM
  10. Australia 7:13AM

Countries where women wake up in the best mood

  1. Colombia
  2. Mexico
  3. Brazil
  4. Switzerland
  5. Spain
  6. Italy
  7. India
  8. Chile
  9. Denmark
  10. Russia

Countries where women wake up in the worst mood

  1. Japan
  2. South Korea
  3. China
  4. Finland
  5. United Kingdom
  6. Australia
  7. Malaysia
  8. Canada
  9. United States
  10. Sweden

This report is based on 465,454  male and female Sleep Cycle alarm clock users, ages 18-55 years old, who voluntarily and anonymously shared their sleep data during the time period of 1 January – 28 February, 2017.

Full data report is available upon request, please email [email protected]

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