World Sleep Day: Why Singaporeans can't sleep

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'. Subscribe