Sleep Data From Pulse Users

Withings conducted a study on sleep habits collecting data from over 1 000 people per country. The objective of the study is to understand the sleep habits of each population and to understand how time and place affect sleep habits. Discover the results of the study here.

General Statistics

Click to choose a metric (sleep duration, sleep time, wake-up time) to visualize the variations between the days of the week.

Sleep duration Sleep time Wake up time

With an average of 6:50 hours of sleep on weekdays and 7:25 hours on weekends, the study population sleeps less than the recommended 8:00 sleep. People fall asleep around 11:40 p.m. on weekdays (12:10 on weekends) and wake up around 7:00 (8:10 on weekends). Sunday, as expected, is the morning to sleep in. People wake up at 8:20 a.m, an avergae 1 hour and 20 minutes later than the weekday average.

Geographic regions and sleep habits

Observe the differences between countries for each metric

Sleep duration Sleep time Wake up time

Here we find again the cultural differences commonly attributed to some countries. Spanish live on a "Spanish time" and are offset approximately 45 minutes with their European neighbors. Southern Europe falls asleep and rises later than northern Europe. The Japanese are the most short sleepers with an average of just 6:12.

Men vs Women

Learn about differences between male and female sleep habits

On average, women sleep twenty minutes more than men. Women fall asleep twenty minutes earlier than men, but wake up at the same time.

Age and sleep habits

Observe the differences in sleep habits between various age groups.

Sleep duration Sleep time Wake up time

Sleep duration decreases with age from years 20 to 60 years, then it increases again. We observe the same pattern for the wake-up time which is earlier for 55-59 year olds. As people age, they fall asleep earlier, (from 12:20 a.m. for the 20 year olds to 11:23 p.m. for poeple over 65 years old).