Studies from Garmin and Apple show how bad we sleep – and how we can fix it

Smartwatches from the likes of Garmin and Apple now have some impressive sleep-tracking skills — and a pair of new studies from the two companies show that the wearables can also give us fascinating insights into our collective shut-eye. The short answer? Most of us could certainly sleep better.

The new data from Garmin’s sleep score study (opens in new tab) and the “sleep health” component of the Apple Heart & Movement Study (opens in new tab) has tracked participants’ closed eyes over two different time periods in 2022. The overall conclusion of both studies is that about 70% of us are not getting the recommended sleep time or quality.

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