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General Information

Official Name Republic of Finland
Capital Helsinki
Area 338,142 Sq Km (130,557 Sq Mi)
Population 2003 5,190,785
Location Finland is located in North Europe.
Geography It is bound by Russia to the east, the Gulf of Finland to the south, the Gulf of Bosnia and Sweden to the west and Norway to the north.
Density (1991) 16 persons per sq km (43 persons per sq mi)
Urban-Rural (1991) 61.6% urban
38.4% rural
Sex Distribution (1992) 48.6% male
51.4% female
Life Expectancy at Birth (1992) 70.8 years male
78.9 years female
Age Breakdown (1990) 19% under 15
21% 15 to 29
25% 30 to 44
17% 45 to 59
13% 60 to 74
5% 75 and over
Birth Rate (1990) 13.2 per 1,000
Death Rate (1990) 10.1 per 1,000
Increase Rate (1991) 3.1 per 1,000
Infant Mortality Rate (1990) 5.8 per 1,000 live births

Sleep Habits

Sleep/wake schedule

The Finnish population goes to sleep around 11:00PM and wakes up around 6:35 AM. They sleep on average 7 hours 13 minutes. On week ends or days off, they sleep about 55 minutes more than on week days.

Insomnia

  • One on 9 individuals has difficulty falling asleep
  • One on three individuals has a disrupted sleep
  • One on 9 individuals wake up too early in the morning
  • One on 9 individuals feels sleep is not refreshing

One individual on 8 complained about the quality or quantity of his or her sleep. This does not mean that all these individuals are insomniacs: only one on 9 individuals has a diagnosis of insomnia.

REFERENCES

  1. Ohayon MM, Partinen M. Insomnia and global sleep dissatisfaction in Finland. J Sleep Res. 2002;11(4):339-46.