Data reveals sleep patterns across the United States, including overall sleep quality and most stressed cities, as indicated on a news report.

We’re really just starting to see the effects of using apps to gather personal data, and developers are attempting to interpret that information on a large scale. I applaud Sleep Cycle’s efforts, and I hope to see this trend progress further.

Specifically, I’d like to see how my sleep compares to the average sleep time of men my age — or better yet, how it compares to the average number of hours men my age slept last night. That’s a tall order, I realize, but if these apps and devices really want to be helpful, they should give us as much context as possible, and then provide specific recommendations for improving our sleep, exercise or dietary habits based on that data.

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