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Indians are the least active and second most sleep deprived: Fitbit

As per the Fitbit survey, Indians walk an average of 6,533 steps daily

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Indians are the second most sleep deprived with an average nightly sleep of 7 hours, 1 minute, following Japanese, who get an average sleep of 6 hours, 47 minutes, according to Fitbit sleep data insights from across 18 countries. The company, which has collected more than 10.5 billion nights of sleep data over the years to innovate in this critical area of health shared focused insights gained on Indian users.

Sleep insights

Based on aggregated and anonymised user data analysis from 18 countries (Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, United States) between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019, Fitbit shared that Indian users:

  • get the least amount of nightly sleep on average (after Japan) at seven hours, one minute which is 48 minutes lesser than the average nightly sleep of users in the UK and 32 minutes lesser than average nightly sleep of Americans.
  • get 77 minutes of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep on an average which is the lowest in the world just like Japanese who get the same amount of REM sleep on an average. REM sleep is a crucial aspect for emotion regulation, memory and the peak stage of protein synthesis at the cellular level, which ensures that multiple processes in the body work properly.
  • spend 57 minutes awake on an average each night they sleep, representing close to 13.5 per cent of their nightly sleep.
  • in the age-group of 75-90 get the lowest sleep (six hours, 35 minutes on average) compared to other age groups, whereas users in the age group of 18-25 go to bed more than an hour later (12:33 AM) than users in 75-90 age group (11:22 PM)

Step count insights

Indians are the least active and log in only 6,533 steps daily, the least amongst the 18 countries, which is 3,600 steps lesser than the average of the most active country – Hong Kong. Average active minutes (32) also fare the lowest in the grid.

Age-wise breakup of average nightly sleep of Indians is as follows:

Age

Average Sleep Duration

Average Time to Bed

Average Wake-up Time

18 – 25

7 hours 20 minutes

12:33 AM

7:53 AM

25 – 35

7 hours 12 minutes

12:26 AM

7:38 AM

35 – 55

6 hours 58 minute

11:53 PM

6:51 AM

55 – 75

6 hours 44 minutes

11:29 PM

6:13 AM

75 – 90

6 hours 35 minutes

11:22 PM

5:58 AM

Sleep duration rankings based on aggregated and anonymous Fitbit data from August 1, 2018 – July 31, 2019 are as follows:

  • Japan: 6 hours 47 minutes
  • India: 7 hours 1 minute
  • Singapore: 7 hours 5 minutes
  • Peru: 7 hours 12 minutes
  • Hong Kong: 7 hours 14 minutes
  • Mexico: 7 hours 21 minutes
  • Argentina: 7 hours 26 minutes
  • Italy: 7 hours 28 minutes
  • Spain: 7 hours 31 minutes
  • United States and Chile: 7 hours 33 minutes
  • Germany: 7 hours 43 minutes
  • Canada: 7 hours 44 minutes
  • United Kingdom: 7 hours 49 minutes
  • France: 7 hours 50 minutes
  • Australia: 7 hours 53 minutes
  • New Zealand: 7 hours 56 minutes
  • Ireland: 7 hours 57 minutes

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