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Sleep Cultures Around the World (Part One)

Sleep is one of the universal things that brings all humans together, we all need it to live after all! How different cultures handle sleep, whether that's in how much they value it or special beds in how they sleep can all be different! In this first part, we will begin to discuss sleep cultures around the world and their similarities and differences.


In a 2016 study on worldwide sleep trends, they found that the Netherlands and New Zealand are getting the most sleep, averaging around 8 hours and 5 minutes a night. On the flipside, Japan and Singapore are getting the least, with 7 hours and 30 minutes and 7 hours and 24 minutes respectively. The United States is doing a little better, sitting right above Japan and below the United Kingdom at 7 hours and 52 minutes. Statistically regardless of nationality, the later a person stays up during the night the less sleep they will get.



Generally speaking, countries closer to each other geographically share similar sleeping patterns. Such as in China and Japan, napping on the job isn’t seen in any negative light and is encouraged in fact. Across the world, 65% of Canadians reportedly don’t nap at all!


We hope you found this information on sleep cultures around the world interesting! At Fox Mattress, we craft all our mattresses right here in the USA, so you know you have a premium mattress to sleep on. Give us a call or visit our Holly Hills location to learn more about our premium offerings today!

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