A report from The Korea Times reveals that infants in Korea do not get enough sleep compared with babies in other countries.
In Korea, a notoriously sleep-deprived nation, even infants and toddlers don’t get enough sleep, according to a study released Friday.
Compared with babies in other Asian and Western countries, Korean babies get the least hours of sleep a day as well as have the latest bedtimes, according to a study conducted by Ahn Young-min, a pediatrics professor at Eulji General Hospital.
In collaboration with a number of institutions including the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the U.S., her team examined the sleep patterns of 1,036 Korean infants and toddlers under 36 months and some 30,000 babies in 17 countries. Asian countries included China and India, while Western countries included the U.S., Australia and New Zealand.
Korean babies slept for a total of 11 hours and 53 minutes a day on average, while other Asian babies slept for 12 hours and 19 minutes and Western babies, 13 hours and 1 minute.