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The Marunouchi district of Tokyo, Japan. Getty Images

The Most Well-Rested and Sleep-Deprived Cities in the World

Aug 18, 2014

The title of the world's most well-rested city goes to Melbourne, Australia, whose residents log an average of 6 hours and 58 minutes of sleep per night, the Wall Street Journal recently reported, based on data obtained from Jawbone's UP, an electronic wristband that tracks sleeping and movement patterns.

The city that sleeps the least, though, isn't the city that never sleeps—it's Tokyo, Japan, where residents get an average of 5 hours and 44 minutes of sleep. (New Yorkers sleep an average of 6 hours and 47 minutes per night, not too far behind Melbourne residents.)

Meanwhile, Brisbane, Australia takes two crowns: the city with the earliest average bedtime (10:57 p.m.) and the city with the earliest average wake-up time (6:29 a.m.). Residents of Moscow, Russia, wake up the latest with an average time of 8:08 a.m.

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