Sleep patterns differ among ethnic groups: Poll

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Sleep patterns differ among ethnic groups: Poll


    After listening to a CNN report this morning on Whites getting more sleep than African-Americans, below are my findings as the basis for their claims:


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    WASHINGTON: Significant differences exist in the sleep habits and attitudes of Asians, Blacks/African-Americans, Hispanics and Whites, revealed the 2010 Sleep in America poll by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF)

    WASHINGTON: Significant differences exist in the sleep habits and attitudes of Asians, Blacks/African-Americans, Hispanics and Whites, revealed the 2010 Sleep in America poll by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF)


    WASHINGTON: Significant differences exist in the sleep habits and attitudes of Asians, Blacks/African-Americans, Hispanics and Whites, revealed the 2010 Sleep in America poll by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF)…Blacks/African-Americans report losing sleep every night over personal financial concerns (12 percent) and employment concerns (10 percent) at a higher rate than Whites (6 percent and 7 percent) or Asians (1 percent and 4 percent).


    http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report_sleep-patterns-differ-among-ethnic-groups-poll_1356785

     
  2. cherryblossom

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    Well, thanks for sharing this, Brother Clyde; but (lol) it sho aint no surprise.


    However, as to sleep patterns, I think it's largely subjective.

    I know some Black people who use sleep as an "escape mechanism." ---When things are stressful for them, they take a nap.

    And for some others, stress obstructs their sleep.

    Some people require a full 8 hrs of sleep.

    And some others, less...like 6 or 7 hrs.

    I know some Black people who only sleep 4 to 5 hrs....any more than that and they are not able to function well.

    And then, there are some who truly have insomnia...some who can not sleep for days on end.
     
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    Very true sister cherryblossom, I guess what got me about the report was the manner in which CNN presented it, and I was wondering if that struck others similarly.


     
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    what sister Cherryblossom said is true , I am one who need little sleep and if i do get
    too much i can't function well.
    while there is some realistic to us losing much sleep then any other due to many things that we face.
     
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    I hear ya Bro. $$RICH$$, one of my best friends was the exact same way, lol. To your second point, as Polls go, it depends who you ask; however, its still no real big surprize that we came in last, so to speak, we've been catching it awhile now, you know. Peace In my brother friend, for real!

     
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    I'm not surprise facts is facts we do lose a lot of sleep , are we really that stressed out ?
     
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    Yes we are, according to the Poll.

     
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    Just another way the devil keeps his foot on our backs! With holding sleep

    That's a joke y'all...
     
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    Well, we do know that if "they" get a Cold, we get pneumonia.


    So, when it comes to stress and sleep, I'm not surprised that a poll shows us losing more sleep than other ethnic groups.
     
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    That is very true , I also know that while we up thinking / working /searching
    for ways to live they fast asleep .:qqb017:
     
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