A survey conducted by a global app called Sleep Cycle has revealed that Capetonians get the most sleep in South Africa.
Sleep Cycle is the most downloaded alarm clock app in the world and in SA alone, 3500 make use of it.
The data collected from active users show that on average South Africans spend 7 hours and 20 minutes asleep each night. They go to bed at 11pm and wake up at 6.20pm each morning. Last year, a Sleep Cycle survey showed that South Africans are the earliest risers in the world.
It also tracks sleepers’ movements in bed per hour – a lower movement per hour average means the user enjoys a more peaceful sleep than others. Durbanites scored the worst, with an average of 64 movements per hour. Users in Johannesburg sleep the most peacefully with 57 movement per hour.
The app also allows you to rate your morning mood and data shows that people from Pretoria wake up in the best mood, while people from Johannesburg wake up grumpy.
When it comes to snoring, Pretoria user snore an average of 21 minutes per night and Durbanites snore the longest, with an average of 23 minutes.
Capetonians clock the most sleep at night, with an average time of 7 hours and 25 minutes, and we also have the second lowest number of movements with an average of 59 movements.
We’re on par with the grumpy Joburgers, with a good morning mood average of only 61%.
Sleep Cycle uses sound analysis to identify sleep states by tracking movements in bed. The app uses a wake up phase (30 minutes by default) that ends at your desired alarm time. During this phase Sleep Cycle will monitor signals from your body to wake you softly, when you are in the lightest possible sleep state.
Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.