Sleeping Habits Around The World
I love learning about how things are different around the world. And of course I love sleeping — it’s probably even more fascinating to me now that I’m a mum and haven’t slept properly for over a year!
When I was little and we were staying in Japan for some time some things were completely different: instead of sleeping in a bed we all slept on the floor on traditional tatami mats. As kids we thought this was strange. The study shown in the infographic below shows more about how much sleep people get in different countries, if people nap or not, bedtime routines, how sleep differs on work nights and nights off and how much more sleep people actually need.
Very interestingly, only a tiny percentage get enough sleep in all the countries shown below. I probably get enough sleep (now) but could do with a bit more because I still get tired quite early.
I do not sleep more at the weekends — I actually sleep less, because I try to stay up longer to spend time with my husband, but I still need to get up at the same time next day as my daughter likes to get up around 7.30-8 o’clock most days.
Do you like naps? I love them and would happily nap every day if I could. It only happens rarely now though, as when my baby naps I usually have lots of things to catch up on. My husband on the other hand does not like naps since they usually make him feel a bit grumpy afterwards. I do indulge in the occasional nap some weekends if I get the chance. I would love to live in a culture where naps are expected and encouraged like in Japan or some Mediterranean countries (and the food is great!). In Japan they even suggest you nap at work to show how tired you are from all the hard work! Wonderful!
Find loads more interesting results from the study below. The infographic is courtesy of Mattress Next Day.
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