Sleep Habits Around The World

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  • In the United States, 71 % of the population allows their pets to sleep in their beds—and according to the Mayoclinic, those individuals sleep better.
  • In China, people prefer ultra-firm beds.
  • In Bali, many people use meditation to fall asleep quickly, escaping the stress of the day.
  • In Japan, people fall asleep at their desks. This is not considered a mark of laziness, but a signifier of how tired people are from working hard.
  • In Spain, many take a 20-30 minute nap after lunch. Traditionally, this was prevalent in agricultural work to help laborers avoid working during the hottest hours of the day, today it's a common practice across industries.
  • In Scandinavia, parents leave their babies outdoors to nap, they believe the fresh air to be good for children.
  • Europeans tend not to use top sheets—instead they sleep on a fitted sheet and under a comforter or duvet.
  • Worry Dolls help people from the highlands of Guatemala sleep.
  • In the UK, 30% of the population sleeps naked.
  • Hammocks are prevalent for sleeping in South and Central America.
  • In Australia, co-sleeping is common among aboriginal communities.

You can read more about sleep habits around the world and Brooklyn Bedding's Plank Bed here.

More about the Plank by Brooklyn Bedding

Engineered to help reduce pressure on the circulatory system and encourage sleepers to inhale more oxygen as they snooze, firm mattresses are particularly helpful to back sleepers. Flatter, firmer sleep surfaces also create a neutral spine position that’s better for the back and posture overall.

The design of the Plank by Brooklyn Bedding was inspired by the minimalist approach to sleep in the Far East. To accommodate a larger range of sleepers, Brooklyn Bedding created a dual comfort design: the top side of the mattress is standard firm with minimal loft; the bottom side is ultra-firm with zero loft, allowing sleepers to choose a “just right” firmness level.