Moroccan users of the Sleep Cycle app sleep longer than the app’s users in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the UAE.
Rabat – Based on data from the Sleep Cycle app, Morocco gets the longest night-time sleeping hours among the five MENA region countries included and another 28 countries, including China, Poland, Russia, and Italy.
The data shows that Moroccan users of the app get an average of seven hours and 15 minutes of shut-eye per night.
In the MENA region, Morocco is followed by the apps users in the United Arab Emirates with approximately seven hours, Israel with approximately six hours and 50 minutes, Egypt with about six hours and 40 minutes, and Saudi Arabia with just under six hours and 30 minutes.
According to the World Economic Forum, sleep-deprivation damages the economy.
New Zealand topped the list of 55 countries with Sleep Cycle users there clocking in more than 7.5 hours, along with Finland, the Netherlands and Australia. Users of the app in Japan are the most sleep-deprived of the 55 countries, with only a little above six hours and 15 minutes.
Sleep deprivation in Japan has led to the phenomenon of karoshi—death from sleeplessness—impelling Japan to take measure to address it, like installing napping rooms at offices.
The average sleeping hours the American National Sleep Foundation recommends is seven to nine hours per night.
According to the Rand Corporation, the US loses approximately 1.2 million working days each year due to sleep deprivation, amounting to a loss of $411 billion a year, or 2.28% of its GDP.
Japan loses approximately 600,000 working days per year, with an overall loss of $138 billion.