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Do French People Sleep And Eat Better than Others?

By M Dee Dubroff     May 5, 2009 in Lifestyle
Do the people of some nations sleep better than others? The answer may well depend on how much gunfire and how near borders one’s bed may lie, but one study concluded that the French spend more time sleeping and eating. Read on for more details.
According to news sources, a recent study whose purpose remains questionable, has indicated that the French spend more time sleeping and eating than anyone else among the world's wealthy nations. Results indicated that the average French person sleeps about 9 hours per night, which is more than an hour longer than the average Japanese and Korean. The Spanish came in third in this odd study after Americans who sleep more than 8.5 hours.
Although the French are known to quickly indulge in fast food while at work, the study indicated that they still on an average spent more than two hours every day ingesting their favorite foods. This makes their time spent on food consumption twice as long as the average Mexican, who dedicates a mere hour a day to eating.
Japanese leisure time is spent mostly watching television or listening to the radio, which acts as a de-stresser from long commutes and working hours. Despite this and scrimping on sleep, they still spend close to two hours a day eating and drinking. In a most interesting twist, the survey revealed that the split between work and leisure time within certain countries was most striking.
In and OECD statement:
“Italian men have nearly 80 minutes a day of leisure more than women. Much of the additional work of Italian women is apparently spent cleaning the house.”
The OECD has 30 members and the survey only covered those countries for which appropriate figures were available.
So the rest of the world will just have to wait for their figures.
Why not have a snack or take a nap while waiting?
Maybe it will boost the numbers, making you more of a patriot?
What do YOU think about this?
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