Sleep Awareness Week: compare your sleep with others using new online tool

To celebrate Sleep Awareness Week, Hillarys has created a new online tool called Your Sleep v The World’. With this tool you can see how much sleep you are getting and compare it to other countries, celebrities and even animals around the world.

The team at home interiors specialist Hillarys ( created Your Sleep v The World to provide comparisons and fun stats, as well as some dream and sleep related facts, such as “every person in your dream is a remembered face of someone you’ve seen before”.

For example, if a user was to state that they achieved 5 hours and 45 minutes of sleep the previous night, the results would inform them that they would feel at home in Japan, with the average person there getting just 5 hours 52 minutes of sleep per night.

Additional results inform the user that, of all the creatures in the animal kingdom, they are most like a goat and that they get just 15 minutes less sleep a night than Barack Obama.

To discover whether you most resemble a fish, giraffe or elephant, or Richard Branson, Ellen DeGeneres and Mariah Carey (who alarmingly needs as much as 15 hours sleep a day!), just go to

Says Tara Hall, spokesperson for Hillarys:

“It’s recommended that healthy adults get between seven and nine hours of sleep per night, but we know that’s not always possible.

“Whether life, work or finances are stressing you out and preventing you from sleeping, you have a busy social or romantic life that’s keeping you up late, or you have children who haven’t yet mastered sleeping through the night, there’s often a valid reason for not getting that much sleep – and it’s one that we sometimes just have to adjust to.”

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