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Americans lost an average 25.20 minutes of sleep on election night: analysis

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Americans lost around 25 minutes of sleep on average on election night, according to an analysis of tens of thousands of people with health technology wearable Oura Ring. 

Oura looked for patterns in an aggregated and anonymous dataset of thousands of users across the country.

The data showed that users lost 25.20 minutes of sleep on Nov. 3, which adds up to over 138 million hours of lost sleep. Oura also found fluctuations in the average sleep score leading up to election night. 

The average sleep score was 78 out of 100 through October, and then spiked to over 80 due to daylight savings time. It dropped off significantly after election night. 

The average resting heart rate was also up by 1.4 beats per minute. 

Oura is partnering with Mischief @ No Fixed Address to put the data on a digital billboard in Times Square. 

“Right now the country is going through such an emotional and stressful time. No matter what side of the aisle people are on, we’re all sharing this anxiety,” Greg Hahn, co-founder of Mischief @ No Fixed Address, said in an emailed release. “This is a moment to remember that we’re all human, and stress takes a toll on all of us.”

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