The majority of Swiss people sleep an average of seven hours a night, which is the minimum recommended by doctors, according to a study. The people of Ticino are the ones who go to bed the last.
On weekends, the average duration of sleep is higher than on weekdays, reveals the study by the company Bico, carried out by the Link institute and released on Tuesday. On Saturdays and Sundays, 20% of respondents sleep nine hours, compared to only 5% during the week.
Hard to fall asleep
Some 28% of respondents say they fall asleep within five to ten minutes. For others, falling into the arms of Morpheus is more difficult: around one in five Swiss have trouble falling asleep. Various factors interfere with the quality of sleep.
Nine out of ten Swiss consider sleep to be an important factor in achieving performance. Some 14% of respondents analyze the duration, course and quality of their sleep using an app or sleep tracker.
French-speaking people love a nap
One in ten respondents recharges their batteries by taking a nap during the day. The Swiss Romandies do it more often than the others.
On the other hand, it is the Ticinese who go to bed later. While the German-speaking Swiss and the French-speaking Swiss fall asleep between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on average, the inhabitants of the south of the country stay up a little longer. They are also 40% to declare to dream often or always, against 26% among German-speaking people.
Bico’s national sleep study was conducted between May 11 and May 21. More than 1000 people across Switzerland were interviewed.