How much sleep are people in Europe getting?
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Most adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep. Sleep is an essential part of your overall health. A lot of people still under-estimate how important a good sleeping pattern is for your health. Too little sleep can cause many health problems, including memory problems, a weakened immune system, feelings of depression, weight gain, bad decision-making and a higher chance of conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes or heart attack.
Although the amount of sleep you get is a big influence on the quality of your sleep. There are also several other factors that can improve the quality of your sleep:
- Going to bed and waking up at the same time.
- Having a relaxing bedtime routine.
- Try to exercise regularly
- Don’t use any electronic devices at least half an hour before going to bed
- Minimize noise and light disruptions in your bedroom and also optimize the bedroom temperature.
But how are the different countries in Europe doing when it comes to the amount of sleep? Looking at this map, it seems that most of the Europeans are getting at least 7 hours of sleep. With the exception of Turkey, which is just below 7 hours.
People in Finland and the Netherlands get the most sleep. Both spend an average of 7:37 hours in bed. People in Belgium, Ireland and the UK also get at least 7.5 hours of sleep every day.