Sleep-deprived Singapore: How people can get more ZZZs they need

Dr Chong Yaw Khian, a senior consultant at Tan Tock Seng Hospital's Sleep Disorder Clinic, tells Joyce Lim how people can get the ZZZs they need

According to various sleep surveys, Singaporeans are among the world's most sleep-deprived people.

In an online poll conducted in June and July this year across 12 countries, Singapore took the second spot after Britain. And in a 2014 survey of 43 cities, the Republic came in third after Tokyo and Seoul.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 17, 2018, with the headline 'Sleep-deprived Singapore'. Print Edition | Subscribe