DUBAI: People in the UAE are sleeping 20 minutes less than those living in the US and the most likely cause is stress, television’s Dr Oz said on Sunday.
A recent survey of people in the UAE found that 80 percent believed they were suffering from stress, the World Government Summit was told.
And Dr Oz warned that men in the US were living shorter lives.
“When you have major stress in your life it takes six years off your life expectancy,” Oz told the conference.
He said that a recent study of sleep in the UAE had revealed that people were spending three minutes less in bed.
“People in the UAE are sleeping for only 5 hours 38 minutes – that’s 20 minutes less than those in the west,” he added.
He said it was unclear what the main reasons for the lack of sleep, but added: “People in the UAE are sleeping less… people tend to sleep less because of stress.”