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Polar provides insight into Global sleep habits

Friday, March 16, 2018


With it being World Sleep Day today, we thought you might like to see the results of Polar’s study into 6-million nights worth of sleep from Polar users around the globe. The insights provided a unique look into the differences between men and women in 28 different countries around the globe.

Key findings include:

The average global sleep time is 7 hours and 22 minutes (see below for which country comes in with the longest time, and which country is going sleep deprived)
Women across the globe sleep longer and better than men, averaging 7 hours and 35 minutes, 22 minutes longer than men.
The age group that sleeps the soundest without interruptions are 18-29 year-olds, who log 7 hours of actual sleep time on average. The 40-64 year-olds log the least sleep time globally at 6 hours and 50 minutes.

Finland ranks best for the best sleep continuity, whereas China has a pretty fragmented sleep! 

Hong Kong and Spain are the world’s night owls, falling asleep at 12:52 a.m. and 12:45 a.m., respectively. As far as the United Kingdom, on average, women in the UK go to sleep slightly earlier than men and sleep 15 minutes longer, clocking 7 hours and 34 minutes of sleep versus men’s 7 hours and 18 minutes. Generally, women and men in the UK wake up at the same time each morning, at 7:11 a.m. and 7:12 a.m. respectively.
These findings by Polar are interesting because it is true sleep really impacts your health not to say anything about your fitness training. It is neat that you can track your sleep via fitness trackers to see how interrupted your sleep can be on some nights and how you can improve your sleep quality. It will be interesting to see what kind of insights this new app, Polar Sleep Plus, gives with the 3D accelerometer built-in the Polar A370 fitness tracker and Polar M430 GPS versus the Polar Flow app and the Polar M400.

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