Sleeping and eating – the French do it best

Workers prepare food in a restaurant offering sandwiches for one euro in Paris Reuters – Workers prepare food in a restaurant offering sandwiches for one euro in Paris April 23, 2009. REUTERS/Thomas …

By Sophie Hardach Sophie Hardach Mon May 4, 7:37 am ET

PARIS (Reuters) – True to their reputation as leisure-loving gourmets, the French spend more time sleeping and eating than anyone else among the world’s wealthy nations, according to a study published Monday.

The average French person sleeps almost nine hours every night, more than an hour longer than the average Japanese and Korean, who sleep the least in a survey of 18 members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Despite their siesta habit, Spaniards rank only third in the poll after Americans, who sleep more than 8.5 hours.

And while more and more French people grab a bite at fast-food chains these days or wolf down a sandwich at their desk, they still spend more than two hours a day eating.

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