World Sleep Day: Why Singaporeans can't sleep

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Some may lack sleep due to the fast pace and stress of living here, while others have insomnia or sleep apnoea

Can't sleep well? You are in good company - Singaporeans are among the most sleep-deprived people on the planet.

An online poll across 12 countries by American market research firm Wakefield Research last year found that Singaporeans were the second most sleep-deprived people behind the Britons.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 15, 2019, with the headline 'Why Singaporeans can't sleep'. Print Edition | Subscribe