Spanish men get more shut-eye than women

24th May 2005, Comments 0 comments

24 May 2005, MADRID — Men sleep more than women in Spain, according to the results of a new study.

24 May 2005

MADRID — Men sleep more than women in Spain, according to the results of a new study.

The study, carried out by the Spanish national statistics institute (INE), found 60 percent of men slept more than eight hours, while only 56 percent of women got the same among of shut-eye.

On average, Spaniards sleep 7.78 hours per day. Most men sleep an average 7.87 hours, while women sleep 7.69 hours. 

The study also found that 44 percent of the population sleep between eight or nine hours, though only 13.8 sleep more than ten.

A third of Spaniards sleep just six and seven hours, while seven percent do not even get six hours "with the Sand Man".

The study also looked at regional variation in sleep patterns.

It found the Balearic Islands and Aragon had the largest percentage of respondents who an average of eight hours of sleep every night.

Meanwhile, those who get the least amount of sleep were people from the Canary Islands, 9 percent of which do not even have six hours sleep on average.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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