India is the second-most sleep-deprived nation after Japan with an average night sleep of 7 hours and 1 minute, said US-based company Fitbit, in a recently conducted study.

Japan topped the rankings with an average night sleep of only 6 hours and 47 minutes.

Based on aggregated and anonymised user data analysis from 18 countries including India, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Spain, the UK and the US – Fitbit said Indians get 77 minutes of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which is the lowest in the world. India’s results were very much similar to Japan’s.

The study, held from August 1, 2018, and July 31, 2019, showed that people in the age group of 75-90 were getting the least sleep for an average duration of 6 hours and 35 minutes compared to other groups. People in the age group of 18-25 years sleep around one hour less than the people in the 75-90 years of age group.

The study also showed that Indians are least active and log in only 6,533 steps a day, which is 3,600 steps less than the average of the most active country.

(With input from agencies)