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Revealed: People in Ireland sleep more than most other countries in the world

Published 10/06/2015 | 13:16

90pc of people around the world admitted to having a sleep-in on Saturday morning.
90pc of people around the world admitted to having a sleep-in on Saturday morning.

It seems the Irish love a good night’s kip as new research has found that that average person in Ireland sleeps for 7 hours and 16 minutes each night.

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Irish people came seventh in a survey which rated the countries which got the most shut eye on average, and also the countries that least valued their sleep.

Kiwis in New Zealand were found to love their bed the most and spend an average of 7 hours and 27 minutes sleeping, while snoozers in the Netherlands spend an average of 7 hours and 24 minutes catching ‘Zzzs’.

The research carried out by alarm clock app Sleep Cycle found that the Japanese sleep less that any other nation on earth, surviving on 5 hours and 52 minutes sleep each night, followed closely by sleepers in Saudi Arabia who sleep just over 6 hours each night on average.

The research found that even though people in Ireland sleep more than the majority of the 50 countries who were assessed in the survey, Ireland is not amongst the world’s cheeriest people, but luckily does not rate in the list of most grumpy either.

Latin Americans were found to be the world’s best morning people, with Mexico topping the list of least grumpy, while Chile and Colombia also rated highly.

The Japanese were found to be the least cheery, which is no surprise considering they get less sleep on average than everyone on earth, according to the research. South Korea, the UK and Finland were also found to be amongst the world’s grumpiest countries.

A recent study also revealed the world’s earliest was up time is in South Africa, where many people get up at 6.09am on average. Wednesday is the night that we get the soundest sleep, according to Sleep Cycle, while 90pc of people around the world admitted to having a sleep-in on Saturday morning.

10 countries who sleep the most on average:

New Zealand: 7hr27m

Netherlands: 7hr24m

Finland: 7hr23m

UK: 7hr 22m

Australia: 7hr19m

Ireland: 7hr16m

Sweden: 7hr15m

France: 7hr13m

Denmark: 7hr13m

 

5 countries who sleep the least on average:

Japan: 5h52m

Saudi Arabia: 6hr1m

South Korea: 6hr1m

Philippines: 6hr7m

Kuwait: 6hr15m

 

 

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