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Vol. 3, No. 5 | May 2011




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We Don't Get Enough Sleep
They say we need more ZZZs

US MED Gives BackThe annual Sleep in America Poll, shows that only four in 10 respondents say they get a good night's sleep on most nights. The poll questioned about hours of sleep, bedtime habits, and whether the respondent was seeing a doctor and taking sleep medications.

*African Americans reported getting the least amount of sleep, 6 hours, 14 minutes on average, but they also say they need less sleep than others to perform best during the day. They were also more likely to pray before retiring.

* Watching television was the favorite pre-sleep activity for all groups.

* Whites were the most likely to sleep with another person and also the most likely to sleep with a pet.

* Asians were the least likely to be diagnosed with a sleep disorder.

Because inadequate sleep is now associated with obesity, heat disease and diabetes, adequate sleep is recommended.



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