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Japanese, Americans sleep less than most

The National Sleep Foundation’s international bedroom poll unveiled several interesting sleep differences among six countries.

The poll compared sleep times, attitudes, habits and bedtime routines of those in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the U.K., Germany and Japan. Results showed that Japan and the U.S. report the least amount of sleep; both countries sleep 30 to 40 minutes less on workdays than other countries. U.S. and Japan both average about six and a half hours per night.

To compensate for lack of sleep, half of Japanese and American respondents reported taking at least one nap within two weeks of the study.

For more interesting sleep findings, view the Foundation’s results at You can also try Protect-A-Bed’s Luxury Sleep line of bedding products to help you beat the national average with a good night’s sleep.

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