RESIDENTS in the Balearic Islands sleep more than any other Spanish region, according to statitics unveiled by the National Institute for Statistics (INE). In the Balearic Islands people sleep on average 8.01 hours per night, more hours than Aragon where residents sleep for 8 hours on average.
The survey by the INE office show that men living in the Balearic Islands sleep more than their counterparts in Spain. On average they sleep for 8.17 hours, and 41'35 percent sleep between 8 and 9 hours. Some men (19.45 percent) in the Balearics even sleep ten or more hours per night. On the other hand, women on the islands sleep on average 7.86 hours per night, although 47.53 percent spend between 8 and 9 hours of their day asleep. Only 13.05 percent of women sleep for ten hours or more. Furthermore, the statistics conclude that 5.19 percent of the Balearic population sleep less than 6 hours per night, 34.1 percent sleep between 6 or 7 hours, 44.45 percent sleep 8 or 9 hours and 16.26 percent sleep for ten or more hours. Only residents in two regions in Spain sleep on average 8 hours or more; the Balearic Islands and Aragon. People living in Madrid and Valencia sleep on average the less hours, 7.65 hours. Furthermore, the highest percentages for people sleeping more than ten hours is registered in Navarra (18.23 percent), Murcia (17.78 percent), Cantabria (16.48 percent), Balearic Islands (16.26 percent), Ceuta and Melilla (15.72 percent) and Extremadura (15.18 percent).