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The Sleep Loss Map

Struggling to sleep? At any given moment, there are thousands of people just like you across the globe. So take a look at our map and see the places where most people are tweeting about sleep loss.


0 people have tweeted about sleeplessness in the last 24 hours

Find out where these people are in the world and how you can drift off to sleep more easily.

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How it works

This tool uses Twitter data to scan for specific phrases associated with sleeplessness in the most widely spoken languages in the world. We’ve plotted these sleepless mentions onto a world map using geolocation tags.

This tool uses data from Twitter, as well as sleep facts from the NHS, The Sleep Council, The Sleep Foundation, The Guardian, Medical News Today, The BBC, Health Day and Washington University in St Louis.

Who's Awake?

Struggling to sleep? You’re not alone. Take a look at our league tables to see the places where most people are tweeting about sleeplessness.

Struggling to sleep?

If you’re struggling to drift off, work your way through our five-step guide. And above all, don’t worry - most of us struggle with sleep loss at some point.
  • Program your body

    Settle down at the same time each night, whether it’s a weeknight or a weekend.

  • Keep things light

    Avoiding heavy food, smoking, alcohol and caffeine before bed are easy ways to encourage a healthy sleep pattern.

  • Create a relaxing routine

    Banish screen time immediately before bed and do things that help you wind down. Try a bath or do some yoga.

  • Offload with a list

    If you find your mind going over the same ground, write whatever’s worrying you down and keep it on your bedside table for the morning.

  • Don’t worry

    If you can’t sleep, don’t worry. Get up, do something relaxing, and as you start to feel drowsy, get back into bed.

Sleep facts

Find out more about sleep loss with our fascinating facts.
  • 1 in 3 people suffer from some sort of insomnia.

  • Women are more likely to suffer with sleep problems than men.

  • Flies can also suffer from insomnia.

  • 1 in 3 Britons sleep for 5 to 6 hours per night.

  • Over 50% of Brits struggle to sleep in some way.

  • New parents lose up to 6 months of sleep in the first two years of their little one’s life.

  • According to a study, over 90% of American high school students are sleep deprived.

  • A full moon affects our sleep negatively - a new one has a positive effect.

  • Sleep-deprived children react differently to their adult counterparts. They become hyperactive, whereas adults are drowsy.

  • Famous faces suffer from insomnia – George Clooney and Madonna to name two.

  • Both Charles Dickens and Abraham Lincoln treated their insomnia with long walks.

  • Non-24 Disorder occurs when a sufferer’s circadian rhythm is not synced with the usual 24 hour period. This condition most commonly affects blind people.

Time to sleep?

If it’s time to settle down for bed, we’ve one last tool to help you. Get comfy, relax, and sync your breathing to this animation. Inhale... exhale...