A collaboration between data, art and storytelling. Revealing sleep secrets, powered by the UP® system.
The battle of the sexes goes to the mattress. It's men vzzzzzzzz women.
Men sleep. Women sleep. And there the similarities doze off. The way we sleep is a whole wake-up call of differences, pillow counts to pajamas, bedtimes to bed making, who's wearing nothing at all and who's wearing something on their feet.
Sleep together, sleep apart. Sleep well.
The number of minutes earlier that UP wearers who sleep with partners go to bed, compared with UP wearers who sleep alone
The percent of UP wearers who sleep with a pillow under their head (20% with a pillow in their arms, 18% between their legs, and 10% at their sides)
The percent of women UP wearers who report sleeping on their sides, as opposed to 55.3% of men
Which side (or back or stomach) are you on? Match your sleep position with the firmness of your pillow. Side sleepers should go firm for head and neck support. Back sleepers do best with medium to firm cushioning. Stomach sleepers are softies; a pillow without pushback eases neck strain.*
Meet the DataArt Bedfellows Amy is an editor and writer. Peter is an illustrator. The first DataArt collaborators
share an office, a home, and a bed in New York.
Pillow(s): Two, really soft and really hard. Position(s): Side and stomach. Pajamas: On cold nights or if I’m sick, classic plaid flannel pajamas-like old men wear. Dreams: Recently there was a predator with big teeth. This might be because the newish cat, who has the personality of a baby velociraptor, sleeps at my feet and attacks when I move them. Average night’s sleep: 7.5 hours
Pillow(s): Two, probably firmness 5 and 8 (out of 10). I throw the harder one at May (the cat) when she wakes us up. Position(s): Side and stomach. I roll around a lot. Pajamas: No way. Dreams: A DJ scratching my name over and over (good), zombie apocalypse (bad), sexy aliens (complicated). Average night's sleep: 8 hours
Analysis is based on anonymized sleep data,
demographic info, and survey results of UP users.
All reported results are statistically significant at the .05 level or better.
Correlation does not equal causation.
UP is a wristband and app that tracks how you sleep, move and eat, then helps you use that information to feel your best.