India is 2nd Sleep-Deprived Nation, After Japan

India is the second most sleep-deprived country all over the world, US-based fitness wearable company Fitbit has come up with this report. An average nightly sleep of India 7 hours 1 minute after Japanese who get an average sleep of 6 hours 47 minutes, according to Fitbit sleep data insights.

The report further claimed that Indian Fitbit users clocked 48 minutes less than the average sleep of users in the UK and 32 minutes lesser than average nightly sleep of Americans. Also, Fitbit ;users in India got 77 minutes of REM sleep on average which is the lowest in the world just like Japanese who get the same amount of REM sleep on an average.

Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is a crucial aspect for emotion regulation, memory, and the peak stage of protein synthesis at the cellular level that ensures that multiple processes in the body work properly, according to the report.

The report based on aggregated and anonymised user data analysis from 18 countries:- India, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Spain, the UK and the US. Fitbit said Indians get 77 minutes of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which is the lowest in the world, similar to the Japanese.

Fitbit ranking based data from August 1, 2018 – July 31, 2019:

  1. Japan: 6 hours 47 minutes
  2. India: 7 hours 1 minute
  3. Singapore: 7 hours 5 minutes
  4. Peru: 7 hours 12 minutes
  5. Hong Kong: 7 hours 14 minutes
  6. Mexico: 7 hours 21 minutes
  7. Argentina: 7 hours 26 minutes
  8. Italy: 7 hours 28 minutes
  9. Spain: 7 hours 31 minutes
  10. United States and Chile: 7 hours 33 minutes
  11. Germany: 7 hours 43 minutes
  12. Canada: 7 hours 44 minutes
  13. United Kingdom: 7 hours 49 minutes
  14. France: 7 hours 50 minutes
  15. Australia: 7 hours 53 minutes
  16. New Zealand: 7 hours 56 minutes
  17. Ireland: 7 hours 57 minutes

Age-wise breakup of average nightly sleep of Indians is as follows:

More information you can get here: The Economic Times, The Indian Express.

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