3 Things You May Not Know About Bedtime in Australia

by Halcyon Dreams Australian Wool Quilts Online

While many of us treat it like an afterthought, in reality sleep is one of the most important times and activities in your day. Getting the right amount of high-quality sleep each night is essential to your health and well-being. During your sleep cycles, the body gets a chance to rejuvenate and reset and get ready for the upcoming day. Along with being vitally important to your immune system, sleep also give your mind and body a chance to shed daily stress and emerge from dreamland refreshed.

Interestingly, human beings are the only mammals known to deliberately delay or put off sleeping. Of course, other mammals don’t have social media and can’t binge watch Netflix or the like. Ideally, it should take about 10 or 15 minutes to fall asleep; if you fall asleep in 5 minutes or less it’s quite possible that you are sleep deprived. While sleep is universal all over the world, every country has some unique aspects to their overall nighttime ritual. Let’s talk about us Aussies and what’s unique to our bedtime.

1.         It’s a Doona

If you are shopping for a king size quilt in Australia, you may find that they are also commonly called doonas. That name goes back to the late 1970s when a specific manufacturer introduced that as a brand name. Later it became a generic phrase that applied to that type of bedding. Historically, it seems that doona might come from the Danish word for down feathers, which is ‘dyne’. It’s also thought that it may have originated from the Old Norse ‘dunn’, which also means down feathers.

2.         Australians Are the First to Call It a Night

According to a recent survey, Australians have the earliest time for going to bed. On average, an Aussie heads for bed around 10:45 PM. In comparison, in Spain the average individual will go to sleep over an hour later.

Aussies tie with Americans for the time they get up in the morning, with both rising around 6:45 AM. If you want to make sure you get a good night’s sleep between 10:45 PM and 6:45 AM, you’ll want to enjoy the comfort of a luxurious king size quilt made of 100% Australian wool.

3.         Australians May Be Grumpy in the Morning

In a sleep survey, people polled self-reported their mood when they woke up. All in all, Australians pegged their mood at 57.42%. Of the 91 countries reporting, that ranked 83rd.

The people with the best mood waking up were Venezuelans, at 73.69%. Winners for the worst mood were from Japan, with a rating of only 48.03%.

So there you have it - 3 things that are unique to bed time in Australia! Have you anything that you’d like to add to this list?

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