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The Year in Sleep

Fitness-Tracking Wristbands

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  • Fitness-tracking wristbands collect real-time data about when, and how long, people sleep around the world
  • Sporting events, time changes, and holidays influenced sleep patterns the most
  • In the US, moving clocks ahead one hour for daylight saving time in the spring leads to the worst sleep of the year

By Dr. Mercola

Considering how important sleep is for survival, very little is known about how much sleep humans actually get each night. There are surveys that have been done, of course, but most of these rely on self-reporting of sleep time, which can be notoriously inaccurate.


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