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Good sleep—essential
to good health

Discover our study

Why do we track certain metrics with a Sleep Score?

It’s because a good night’s rest goes way beyond the number most people focus on—namely, the total amount you sleep. Interruptions, time in bed before sleep, time to get out of bed in the morning, and other factors can affect your Sleep Score. And when we look at the data, it seems that quality sleep and your sleep habits can affect weight, activity levels, and even your blood pressure. Learn more about how better sleep can improve your health—and see how your nightly routine stacks up.

How does sleep impact your health?

We know that quality sleep is linked to a host of benefits, including healthier weight, increased activity, and lower blood pressure. How did better sleep impact the health of our users?

Here are the surprising results.

What time do you go to bed?

Healthy sleep,
healthy activity levels

People who are active go to bed 53 minutes before people who are sedentary

Healthy sleep,
healthy blood pressure*

People are 5.3% more likely to have healthy blood-pressure levels if they go to bed before midnight

How long do you stay asleep?

Healthy sleep,
healthy weight

People are 20% more likely to have a healthy BMI if they sleep more than 7 hours per night

Healthy sleep,
healthy activity levels

People are 59% more likely to be active if they sleep fewer than 9 hours per night

Healthy sleep,
healthy blood pressure*

People are 21% more likely to have healthy blood-pressure levels if they sleep more than 7 hours per night

Do you wake up during the night?

Healthy sleep,
healthy weight

People are 19% more likely to have a healthy BMI if they have fewer than 2 sleep interruptions per night

Healthy sleep,
healthy activity levels

People are 21% more likely to be more active if they have fewer than 2 sleep interruptions per night

Healthy sleep,
healthy blood pressure*

People are 23% more likely to have healthy blood-pressure levels if they have fewer than 2 sleep interruptions per night

What time do you wake up?

Healthy sleep,
healthy activity levels

People who are active wake up 59 minutes before people who are sedentary

How much time do you spend in bed not sleeping?

Healthy sleep,
healthy weight

People with a healthy BMI spend 9% less time falling asleep and getting out of bed after waking up

Healthy sleep,
healthy activity levels

People who are active spend 28% less time falling asleep and getting out of bed after waking up

According to our data, a good night’s sleep can help you reach your health goals.

Trying to attain a healthy weight?

Sleep more than 7 hours, aim for fewer than 2 interruptions per night, and sleep when you’re in bed.

Want to be more active?

Go to bed (and wake up!) earlier, sleep for less than 9 hours, aim for fewer than 2 interruptions, and—again—get some sleep while you’re in bed!

Aiming for better blood-pressure levels?

Go to bed before midnight, sleep more than 7 hours, and aim for fewer than 2 interruptions.

* Based on systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

How do your sleep habits compare?

In our study, we compared the sleep habits of people all over the world. We discovered that overall, participants in Britain had the best overall sleep score. In general, women had higher sleep scores than men.

How does your nighttime routine stack up? Use the dropdown menus below to compare your sleep habits with those in other age ranges, countries, and more.

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