Research conducted by UK bedding manufacturer sleep seeker revealed Singapore as the most fatigued nation in the world. The research was not only made with taking the duration of sleep hours but also with the duration we take on our work.
According to the data, Singapore has a fatigue score of 7.20, followed closely by Mexico with 7.01, and Brazil with 6.28. Other nations included in the top 10 are the United States (5.57), Japan, (5.32), United Kingdom (4.82), New Zealand (4.74), Australia (4.72), China (4.59), and then Canada (4.39).
Researchers used a combination of four different variables: the amount of time slept in each country from Statista, the amount of screen time from BusinessFibre.co.uk, the number of work hours per year from Wikipedia and search data from Google Keyword Planner
The average time spent on laptops, mobiles, and other gadgets also have been examined and the calculation of time spent on work has already been calculated. In the previous study, Singapore reigns second in the number of hours worked per year at 2,238 hours compared to Mexico’s 2,255 hours.
Sleepseeker said the list has been taken based on several factors, such as the number of hours worked per year and average screen time per day. The study noted that Singapore people are more dedicated to their work and Singaporeans’ busy lives reflect the factors that have been taken, resulting in high levels of exhaustion. It is believed that long working hours can “affect someone and lead to feelings of exhaustion”.
Not only Singapore, the rest of the countries that fall under the list also follows the same pattern. Staring at the screen for a long time is the main problem identified after the study. The study noted that harmful blue light screens emit can make it hard for people to enter deep restorative sleep. Singaporeans had an average of seven hours and two minutes of internet time every day, placing third on Sleepseeker’s list. One of the ways to change the situation is to avoid staring at the screen for a long time, said the study.