What City Gets the Most Sleep? (Hint: It’s Not in the U.S.)
As it turns out, New York is not really the city that never sleeps.
A new study ranks which cities around the globe get the most and least sleep.
Most sleep in hours and minutes:
Melbourne, Australia – 7:05
London, England – 7:02
Denver, Colorado – 7:02
Brisbane, Australia – 7:00
Paris, France – 7:00
Least sleep in hours and minutes:
Tokyo, Japan – 5:46
Seoul, South Korea – 5:55
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 6:32
Singapore, Singapore – 6:32
Mexico City, Mexico – 6:32
And while New York is known as the city that never sleeps, perhaps that title should be bestowed to another metropolis in the US: San Antonio. The Texas city is home to the people who get the least amount of shuteye in the States — six, 40 minutes a night.
Getting solid sack time is essential. The Centers for Disease Control says people need seven hours of sleep a night, while 36% don’t get that much.
These stats only tell part of the story, though. Here are some more fun facts:
- Earliest to Bed: Brisbane, Australia – 10:57 p.m.
- Latest to Bed: Moscow, Russia – 12:46 a.m.
- Earliest to Rise: Brisbane, Australia – 6:29 a.m.
- Latest to Rise: Moscow, Russia – 8:08 a.m.