Who's Getting
The Most
Sleep?

No matter where you are in the world, if you’re feeling run down, unwell or lethargic, a good night’s sleep is one of the best ways to recharge, recuperate and reset.

But how much rest are people getting around the world? We analyzed publicly available data from 37 different countries to discover their average sleep time, and compared that with their life expectancy and their Health Grades as determined by the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index.

How much do the healthiest countries in the world sleep?

Spain has the world's highest Health Grade, with a rating of 92.75, while Japan has the highest life expectancy, of 84.2 years.

Both countries share similar sleep times, with Spain’s average recorded at 436 minutes (7 hours and 16 minutes) per night, and Japan clocking 433 minutes (7 hours and 13 minutes).
Switzerland ranks second for life expectancy – people there can expect to live for 83.5 years – and averages 390 minutes (6 hours and 30 minutes) of sleep per night.

Italy is in second place for Health Grade, and records 362 minutes (6 hours and 2 minutes) per night, one of the lowest sleep totals on the list.
The average sleep time for the five countries with the highest Health Grade is 6 hours and 53 minutes.

Countries with most sleep

Mexico
09:00
SLEEP TIME
Finland
07:36
SLEEP TIME
Netherlands
07:36
SLEEP TIME
New Zealand
07:30
SLEEP TIME
Estonia
07:25
SLEEP TIME
Iceland
07:25
SLEEP TIME
Hungary
07:21
SLEEP TIME
Croatia
07:20
SLEEP TIME
Belgium
07:18
SLEEP TIME
Spain
07:16
SLEEP TIME
Spain
92.75
07:16 H
Italy
91.59
06:02 H
Iceland
91.44
07:25 H
Japan
91.38
07:13 H
Switzerland
90.93
06:30 H
Sweden
90.24
06:00 H
Australia
89.75
07:00 H
Singapore
89.29
06:36 H
Norway
89.09
07:00 H
Luxembourg
87.39
07:12 H
Countries analyzed
37
Average sleep time (minutes)
414
Average life expectancy
80.7

Sleep time
compared to
health grade

Discover how long each country sleeps on average, compared to its Health Grade

Country Sleep Time 2021 Population
Mexico 09:00 130,262,216
Finland 07:36 5,548,360
Netherlands 07:36 17,173,099
New Zealand 07:30 4,860,643
Estonia 07:25 1,325,185
Iceland 07:25 343,353
Hungary 07:21 9,634,164
Croatia 07:20 4,081,651
Belgium 07:18 11,632,326
Spain 07:16 46,745,216
Japan 07:13 126,050,804
Luxembourg 07:12 634,814
Austria 07:12 9,043,070
United States 07:10 332,915,073
Costa Rica 07:05 5,139,052
Slovakia 07:05 5,460,721
Greece 07:03 10,370,744
Norway 07:00 5,465,630
Poland 07:00 37,797,005
United Arab Emirates 07:00 9,991,089
Argentina 07:00 45,605,826
Australia 07:00 25,788,215
Denmark 07:00 5,813,298
Canada 07:00 38,067,903
South Korea 06:42 51,305,186
United Kingdom 06:39 68,207,116
Singapore 06:36 5,896,686
Switzerland 06:30 8,715,494
France 06:25 65,426,179
Italy 06:02 60,367,477
Ireland 06:00 4,982,907
Germany 06:00 83,900,473
Portugal 06:00 10,167,925
China 06:00 1,444,216,107
Slovenia 06:00 2,078,724
Chile 06:00 19,212,361
Sweden 06:00 10,160,169
Country Health grade 2021 Population
Spain 92.75 46,745,216
Italy 91.59 60,367,477
Iceland 91.44 343,353
Japan 91.38 126,050,804
Switzerland 90.93 8,715,494
Sweden 90.24 10,160,169
Australia 89.75 25,788,215
Singapore 89.29 5,896,686
Norway 89.09 5,465,630
Luxembourg 87.39 634,814
France 86.94 65,426,179
Austria 86.3 9,043,070
Finland 85.89 5,548,360
Netherlands 85.86 17,173,099
Canada 85.7 38,067,903
South Korea 85.41 51,305,186
New Zealand 85.06 4,860,643
United Kingdom 84.28 68,207,116
Ireland 84.06 4,982,907
Portugal 83.1 10,167,925
Germany 83.06 83,900,473
Slovenia 82.72 2,078,724
Denmark 82.69 5,813,298
Greece 82.29 10,370,744
Belgium 80.46 11,632,326
Croatia 73.36 4,081,651
Estonia 73.32 1,325,185
Costa Rica 73.21 5,139,052
Chile 73.21 19,212,361
United States 73.02 332,915,073
Poland 70.25 37,797,005
Slovakia 67.28 5,460,721
United Arab Emirates 67.14 9,991,089
Hungary 64.43 9,634,164
China 62.52 1,444,216,107
Mexico 62.09 130,262,216
Argentina 61.19 45,605,826

Health Map

Mexico has the lowest life expectancy, at 74.9 years, and the highest average sleep time – 9 hours
Hungary has the second lowest life expectancy, 75.8 years, and sleeps 441 minutes (7 hours and 21 minutes) each night.

Argentina has the lowest Health Grade, and its citizens average 420 minutes (7 hours) of nightly sleep.

The United States ranks 28th for life expectancy, with 78.5 years, and 30th for its health grade. Americans average 430 minutes (7 hours and 10 minutes) of sleep per night, the 14th longest of the countries included in the study.

The data reveals that low health grades are not limited to a particular part of the world, with the United Arab Emirates, Hungary, China, Mexico and Argentina ranking in the bottom five for health grade, out of the 37 countries included in the analysis.

The average sleep time in these five countries is 436 minutes (7 hours and 16 minutes).

Research Methodology

Average sleep time data was collected from publicly available sources, with sufficient and reliable figures found for a total of 37 countries.

The sleep data was then compared with two key health indicators:

  • the country’s Health Grade as determined by the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index
  • the country’s life expectancy based on World Bank data

Those results were then compared with the country’s average sleep time to examine the similarities and differences around the world

Disclaimer: This article and research is for informational purposes and should not replace advice from your doctor or other medical professional.