Most people don’t get enough sleep; Apple Watch data shows

Most people don’t get enough sleep; Apple Watch data shows

Researchers using Apple Watch to collect data from the Apple Heart and Movement Study (Apple Heart and Movement Study) shows that most people do not get enough sleep every night. The study, published this month by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is based on sleep data from more than 42,000 Apple Watch users.

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital analyzed more than 2.9 million nights of sleep data from Apple Watch users. They found that only 31 percent slept at least seven hours a night, the minimum recommended amount of sleep for healthy adults.

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According to IT Home, the American Heart Association (American Heart Association) recommends sleeping 7 to 9 hours a night . Failure to get at least seven hours of sleep a night increases the risk of “cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline and dementia, depression, obesity, and elevated blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels.”

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The researchers gathered their data through the Apple Heart and Exercise Study. The study, first announced by Apple in 2019, is available to anyone through the Apple Health app or the Apple Research app on iPhone.

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Using these data, the researchers got some interesting data:

  • On weekdays, 66.4% of people go to bed before 12:00 am, but that number drops to 56.6% on weekends.

  • Washington state had the highest percentage (38.3%) of residents getting the AHA-recommended amount of sleep (7+ hours). The state of Hawaii ranked lowest at 24.2 percent.

  • For participants who shared at least 10 nights of sleep data (a total of 42,455 participants), each person slept an average of 6 hours and 27 minutes per night.

  • Despite state-to-state variation, no state had more than 40 percent of residents getting the AHA-recommended sleep duration.