Japanese get the least sleep


Via Slashdot.jp, according to some poll the Japanese get the least sleep of any country. More than 31% of Australians get more than 9 hours of sleep a day.

Here's the funny thing. There's all those people who tell us we need at least 8 hours a day for our health. And yet, the Japanese have a longest life span. Could it be that sleeping more actually kills you faster? I suspect it's more that Japanese eat healthier and exercise more on average and it could also just be genes and that maybe none the less if they slept more they'd live even longer but still it is interesting the contradiction.

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