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How well are Canadians sleeping?

Find out how well Canadians sleep compared to five other major countries

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Sleep habits about the world

In its first International Bedroom Poll, released in September 2013, the U.S.-based National Sleep Foundation compared sleep times, habits, attitudes and bedroom routines of people age 25 to 55 in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the U.K., Germany and Japan. Read on for statistics on how well each country sleeps.

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Canada

Average time slept work nights: 7 hours 3 minutes
Average sleep needed to function best: 7 hours 22 minutes
Good night sleep every or almost every night: 43 percent

Average number of pillows: 2
Make bed everyday or almost everyday: 66 percent
Change sheets once a week or more: 61 percent

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United States

Average time slept work nights: 6 hours 31 minutes
Average sleep needed to function best: 7 hours 13 minutes
Good night sleep every or almost every night: 44 percent

Average number of pillows: 2
Make bed everyday or almost everyday: 66 percent
Change sheets once a week or more: 62 percent

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Mexico

Average time slept work nights: 7 hours 6 minutes
Average sleep needed to function best: 8 hours 15 minutes
Good night sleep every or almost every night: 48 percent

Average number of pillows: 2
Made bed everyday or almost everyday: 82 percent
Change sheets once a week or more: 81 percent

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United Kingdom

Average time slept work nights: 6 hours 49 minutes
Average sleep needed to function best 7 hours 20 minutes
Good night sleep every or almost every night: 42 percent

Average number of pillows: 2
Make bed everyday or almost everyday: 80 percent
Change sheets once a week or more: 68 percent

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Germany

Average time slept work nights: 7 hours 1 minute
Average sleep needed to function best: 7 hours 31 minutes
Good night sleep every or almost every night: 40 percent

Average number of pillows: 2
Make bed everyday or almost everyday: 79 percent
Change sheets once a week or more: 22 percent

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Japan

Average time slept work nights: 6 hours 22 minutes
Average sleep needed to function best: 6 hours 58 minutes
Good night sleep every or almost every night: 54 percent

Average number of pillows: 1
Made bed everyday or almost everyday: 44 percent
Change sheets once a week or more: 40 percent

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