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Zepp Health Publishes 2021 International Sleep White Paper |

CUPERTINO, Calif., March 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Zepp Health, a leading smart wearable company, recently released its 2021 Global Sleep White Paper. With data captured by Amazfit and Zepp smart wearables, the report contains key findings related sleep quality and duration of more than 26 million users worldwide, to help users better understand the correlation between health status and sleep conditions. The data collected has been processed with data masking techniques to ensure the confidentiality of personal information.

Highlighted findings:

  • The global average sleep duration has decreased compared to 2020.
  • Users in Belgium had the longest sleep duration at 7.5 hours.
  • Active lifestyles lead to better quality sleep.
  • The body is likely to maintain better performance with an average of 7-8 hours of sleep.
  • About 16.3% of the sampled world population takes a daily nap.

According to research conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, a good night’s sleep is key to maintaining good health. People who sleep too little are at higher risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease than those who can sleep an average of eight hours a night. Zepp Health’s 2021 Global Sleep White Paper examines key data such as sleep duration, BMI, resting heart rate (RHR), and step count to provide users with a comprehensive overview of the condition sleep for better health management.

On average, global users reported 59 days they slept less than 7 hours in 2021.

Overall average sleep duration decreased compared to 2020, standing at 7:09 in 2021, with female users sleeping relatively longer than their male counterparts. Worldwide, users of Belgium had the longest average sleep duration of 7.5 hours per night, followed by the Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands. Comparatively, users of Indonesia had the least sleep, with an average sleep duration of 6h36mins, followed by Japan and Malaysia.

Sleep deprivation is getting less than the amount of sleep needed for the body to maintain average performance. Research indicates that adults need at least seven hours of sleep per night, while children and teens need even more nighttime sleep – ranging from eight to 10 hours. It has even been found that a major sleep deficit leads to health problems such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and mental health disorders.

New findings published in the sleep research journal suggest that concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have contributed significantly to insomnia and lack of sleep. In 2021, sleep deprivation was on the rise around the world. Adult users around the world reported sleep deprivation on average of nearly 60 days throughout 2021, with male users reporting a relatively higher number compared to their female counterparts.

Active lifestyles lead to better sleep, lower resting heart rate and healthier BMI

Zepp Health’s annual report shows that users who walk 12,000 to 20,000 steps per day maintain better sleep quality and a healthier resting heart rate of around 62. Moderate aerobic exercise is beneficial for people suffering from insomnia. Therefore, users are recommended to exercise regularly and maintain an active lifestyle to improve sleep quality and prolong sleep duration.

The report also highlights that getting enough sleep can have a positive effect on overall physical performance, sleep quality and reduce mental stress. BMI is a simple and inexpensive method of screening a person’s health status. Zepp Health’s annual report shows that with seven to eight hours of sleep, the body is most likely to maintain a healthier BMI score, as well as a better sleep score.

Users in Vietnam, China and Spain prefer to relax with a nap

from Harvard Health Publications suggests that napping can improve cognitive performance by restoring the body and brain. In 2021, 16.3% of the sampled global population naps daily, with an average of 51 minutes of nap per capita. Globally, 33.8% of users of Vietnam managed to nap during the day, followed by 31.4% of users in China and 25.5% of users in Spain. In Spain, napping has become part of the daily routine and is proven to help reduce the risk of death from heart disease. Even with enough sleep at night, people are still recommended to take an occasional nap for better physical performance throughout the day.

Zepp Health’s vision is to create smart products that support a healthy lifestyle. The company’s advanced sleep monitoring accurately tracks users’ sleep stages and examines the quality of their breathing while asleep. Through a combination of comprehensive health assessments, Zepp Health’s smart devices provide both comprehensive insight into users’ sleep quality and detailed suggestions for improving sleep patterns. For the full version of the report, please visit

About Zepp Health Corporation (NYSE: ZEPP)

Zepp Health, a global leader in wearable and smart health technology, empowers users to live healthier lives by optimizing their fitness and wellness journeys through its leading consumer brands, Amazfit and Zepp.

Powered by its proprietary Zepp Health digital health management platform, which includes the Zepp operating system, AI chips, biometric sensors and data algorithms, Zepp Health delivers actionable insights and guidance based on the cloud 24/7 to help users achieve their wellness goals.

The company has also applied its expertise in artificial intelligence to emerging industrial medical imaging technologies and provides data and big data analytics capabilities to support medical and diagnostic service providers.

To date, Zepp Health has shipped over 200 million units and its products are available in over 90 countries. Founded in 2013 as Huami Corp., the company became Zepp Health in February 2021. Zepp Health has 1,300 team members, with offices across the North America, EMEA and APAC. For more information, visit

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