How are we sleeping in America these days? The numbers tell us that just about all of our residents in U.S. major cities are clocking less than the recommended 7-9 hours of snooze each night.
Jawbone collected data from more than 10,000 people in more than 40 cities around the world using their Jawbone Up activity tracker, with at least 5,000 people making up the international sample.
The Huffington Post was kind enough to share the incredible info-graphic pictured above displaying how some of our major cities are sleeping based on Jawbone’s results. Not surprisingly, Las Vegas is the worse place for shut-eye, with users clocking an average of 6 hours and 32 minutes of sleep every night, compared to Orlando, with the most sleep obtained in the U.S. with 6 hours and 56 minutes each night. Turns out, us Houstonians could use a little more sleep ourselves, we are sleeping an average of 6 hours and 49 minutes.
Across the sea, Melbourne, Australia was the overall winner of shut-eye, averaging the longest amount of sleep every night of 6 hours and 58 minutes. The city with the shortest sleepers was Tokyo, clocking in an average of only 5 hours and 44 minutes each night.
Remember that sleep is critical to how you perform each day. You need high-quality sleep to better protect your health, be happy, boost your memory and productivity, as well as guard your looks and to be a safe driver on the road. To see more of the data collected by Jawbone, including wake up and sleep times, as well as the average amount of steps each day, visit their easy-to-read interactive graphic on their blog!