Mumbai: Cab aggregation services company, Uber said on Monday that it has launched its services in four more cities – Guwahati, Nashik, Thiruvananthapuram and Vadodara – taking its city-count to 22.
This follows the launch of Uber in seven cities (Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Indore, Mysore, Nagpur, Surat and Visakhapatnam) in July.
Commenting about the expanded services, Neeraj Singhal, head of expansion for India at Uber, said: “Uber has a simple goal, to provide access to reliable, safe and affordable transportation options for hundreds of millions of commuters across the country and the addition of these new cities to our network takes that vision deeper into India.”
“We continue to see exponential growth and adoption in new markets, and are thrilled to be creating thousands of entrepreneurship opportunities for people as driver partners on our platform as we expand into more cities,” he said.
When it comes to quality sleep, India has astonishingly come on top — followed by Saudi Arabia and China — among the most restful populations where people get the best good night’s sleep.
The survey, conducted online by global market research firm KJT Group on behalf of Philips among 11,006 adults ages 18 and older in 12 countries, found that roughly 62 per cent of adults worldwide feel that they don’t sleep well when they go to bed.
The worst on the chart is South Korea, followed by Japan for poor sleep habits.
On average, adults globally sleep only 6.8 hours per night during the week and 7.8 hours per weekend night.
Rather than getting the recommended eight hours each night, more than six in 10 adults sleep longer hours on the weekend to catch up on sleep (63 per cent), the findings showed.
More than 4 in 10 adults say their sleep has gotten worse in the past 5 years, compared to only 26 per cent who said their sleep has gotten better and 31 per cent of adults saying their sleep hasn’t changed.
Canada (63 per cent) and Singapore (61 per cent) are the two countries with the highest reports of worry/stress impacting their sleep, said the “Philips Global Sleep Survey” 2019.
Lifestyle factors are crucial determinants when it comes to an individual’s sleep. The top five reasons around the world were worry/stress (54 per cent), the sleep environment (40 per cent), work or school schedule (37 per cent), entertainment (36 per cent) and a health condition (32 per cent).
Sleep is finally being recognized as a key contributor to an individual’s overall health and wellbeing.
Losing just one or two hours of sleep per night can have the same impact on motor and cognitive functions as going without sleep for a full day or two.
“However, adults across the globe deal with various health and lifestyle factors that can stand in the way of them getting the best night’s sleep,” said the survey.
Among those who live with a spouse or partner, 35 per cent of women either only occasionally, frequently or never sleep in the same bed as their partner who snores.
Six in 10 global adults experience daytime sleepiness at least twice per week.