The shortest sleep followed in Asian countries. Sleep changes by age geographical location gender
A new study has found that the term and timing of sleep vary depending on age, gender and country where they live.
“It was interesting to discover that the circadian beat shifts later, even in people over 20 years of age. It was already previously identified that sleep timing delayed in youth. What highlighted in this study is how long into adulthood this moves on,” replied Liisa Kuula, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki.
People in Europe and North America rested the longest, while the least sleep followed in Asian countries. Rest was measured the latest in the Middle East, while the most advanced sleep rhythm found in Oceania.
Young women relaxed more than young men, and the former also allowed to sleep earlier.
“Geographical variations were almost small but similar to those seen in previous, smaller-scale studies. The demand for sleep does not vary considerably between cultures, but disputes arise in terms of the time reserved for sleeping,” Kuula noted.
Sleep changes by age geographical location gender. In the study, written in the — Sleep Medicine –journal, the sleeping habits of more than 17,000 teenagers and young adults were observed for 2-weeks.
The monitoring was taken out with the help of Polar Electro designs worn by the study subjects, including sleep with accelerometers, with other technologies.
The subjects gave permission for using their data for research purposes, with the data prepared in anonymised-form.
“We got an unusually diverse and extensive dataset which presents important basic knowledge on sleep among different age groups over the globe. Validated consumer-devices may hold the potential for studies more complete than those conducted with conventional data collection methods,” Kuula told …