They only sleep more than us because they're so busy living each day to the full, suggests Celia Walden.
What is it about the French that exempts them from the normal rules of life? They eat foie gras and pastries, but are among the world's slimmest people; smoke, but rarely come to resemble the long-serving cast members on EastEnders; have powerful unions and long, wine-sodden lunches, but still possess one of the world's largest economies. And do they lose sleep over it? Read the rest of the article here.