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Sleep Disturbanc­es Vary by Race


A study of 2,230 Americans found that racial and ethnic minorities tend to sleep less soundly than Caucasians do. African Americans were 5 times more likely than Caucasians to get too little sleep; Chinese Americans,

2.3 times; and Hispanics, 1.8 times. The researcher­s note that many factors may be at work, such as higher rates of obesity, economic stresses, and genetics.

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