Good sleep is one of the essentials for health and happy life. A number of benefits are available such as uncluttered mind, clear thinking, reduced risk of infections and diseases, enhanced immune system, good mood and reduced stress. Good sleep can be a key determinant of professional success and improve your interactions with family and friends.
However, in today’s fast-paced world, it has become quite difficult to get a good night’s sleep. There are so many distractions in the digital era that many people find it difficult to get proper sleep. Lack of sleep hampers productivity and creativity of individuals, which in turn can collectively impact the nation. To understand how things stand in the world, here’s a look at countries that get the most sleep.
Countries that get the most sleep
- Netherlands – In comparison to the globally recommended 8 hours of sleep per day, people in Netherlands sleep around 5 minutes more on an average. That means 8 hours and 5 minutes of sleep per day. Netherlands is ranked 19th in terms of GDP and 5th in World Happiness Index.
- New Zealand – People in New Zealand sleep an average of 8 hours 4 minutes. The country is ranked 51st in terms of GDP and 10th in World Happiness Index.
- France – People in France sleep 8 hours 3 minutes on an average. France’s GDP is 7th largest in the world and it ranks 20th in World Happiness Index.
- Australia – People in Australia sleep 8 hours 1 minute an average. The country is ranked at 14th place in terms of GDP and 12th in World Happiness Index.
- Belgium – Average sleep time of people in Belgium is almost the same as that of people in Australia. Belgium has the 26th largest GDP in the world and ranks 19th in World Happiness Index.
Which are most tired nations in the world?
Tiredness and fatigue can arise from various factors such as hours worked per week, screen time per day and total sleep in a 24 hour period. In a survey based on these parameters, it was found that Singapore was the most tired nation in the world. Its fatigue score was 7.2 out of 10, the highest of all countries on the planet. Mexico was the second most tired nation in the world, with fatigue score of 7.01. At number three was Brazil, with fatigue score of 6.28. United Stated was fourth in the list, with fatigue score of 5.57. At number five was Japan, with fatigue score of 5.32.
As sleep is a key determinant of an individual’s health and wellness and even the nation’s wealth and progress, it is important that we get our daily dose of sleep. We also need to focus on quality of sleep rather than just counting the hours. If you feel fresh in the morning, it is the only evidence you need to show that you have had a good night’s sleep.