TIRED? Use travel to get a 'catch-up' night

Friday 25 Mar 22


Sune Lehmann Jørgensen
DTU Compute
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Paper in Nature Human Behaviour

Surprising findings about sleep during travel from a data set with 3.17 million nights.

Travel is expected to have a negative effect on sleep, but a new paper in Nature Human Behaviour shows a more nuanced image. Former PhD Student at DTU Compute Sigga Svala Jonasdottir, Associate Professor of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Vermont James Bagrow, and Professor Sune Lehmann from DTU Compute and Copenhagen Center for Social Data Science have looked into wearable device data from 20,000 individuals residing in 121 countries.

Their main finding is that sleep during travel tends to have a balancing effect. 

Click on the graphics above - expand and swipe to see the findings. 

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