March 9, 2010

Sleep Habits Revealed in New Survey

By Kelley Luckstein

African-Americans and Hispanics are 10 times more likely to report having sex about every night than Asians, who seem to get the best sleep, according to a new poll by the National Sleep Foundation.


The poll, which included telephone interviews with more than 1,000 Americans, who identified themselves as Black, White, Asian or Hispanic, is said to be the first to compare snoozing between these four ethnic groups. But research on sleep in general had suggested there might be differences…


The Mayo Clinic recommends adults and seniors get between seven and eight hours of shut-eye a night.Adequate amounts of sleep can boost your immune system, and too little can lead to drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, poor physical performance, and other effects, according to the Mayo Clinic.,3/8/2010

Tags: sleep habits, Sleep Medicine

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