Japanese 20-somethings sleep eight hours a day -- longer than 10 years ago
Japan Times -- Jul 13
Japanese in their 20s and early 30s are going to bed earlier and sleeping about eight hours a day, 40 to 50 minutes longer than the same demographic did 10 years ago, according to a recent survey.

The longer sleeping hours may be due to young people falling asleep while watching smartphones as they lie down, say Video Research Ltd. and Dentsu Inc., two companies that conducted and analyzed the survey last month.

The companies also point to a change in lifestyle in which young people prefer to stay home rather than working long hours and staying out late at night.

According to the survey, men aged 20 to 34 slept seven hours and 55 minutes on average in 2019, up from seven hours and 11 minutes in 2009.

The average sleeping time for women in the same age bracket came to seven hours 59 minutes, up from seven hours and 19 minutes.

News source: Japan Times
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