Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Ethnicity and Sleep Disorders

A symposium taking place until 12:15 p.m. Pacific Time is focusing on the associations between ethnicity and sleep disorders. Topics of discussion include current research in sleep health disparities and etiological differences in ethnic groups.

study in the Jan. 1 issue of the journal SLEEP reported that independent relationships between race and financial strain with sleep were observed despite statistical adjustment for other factors. Sleep was worse in African-American women than Caucasian women; slow wave sleep differences also were observed between Chinese and Caucasian women.

2008 study in the journal SLEEP reported that the prevalence of periodic limb movements in sleep was lower in African Americans than in Caucasians.

2008 study in the journal Ethnicity & Disease reported that blacks, Hispanics, and Asians were less likely than whites to report frequent sleep insufficiency.

The AASM also reports that in younger age groups,
obstructive sleep apnea has been reported to be more prevalent in African Americans compared with Caucasians.

You can
download the SLEEP 2009 abstract supplement as an 11 MB file in PDF format.


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  3. what the hell does race have to do with not getting enough sleep? i mean cmon.... ok now since you think one particular race has more sleep disorders than another group...why? i think race has nothing to do with that. your just stereotyping.. did you study the WHOLE GROUP? yes and i want an answer...

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  4. Since I remember I can't sleep well, I wake up with a big rings under the eyes... always, I study and work but doesn't affect me, since I do this I sleep 6 hours that never changed the way I wake up..
    Thanks for the file, I'll read it to see what can I find.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I had a very bad experience when I did the sleep study. I did not know where to store my personal belongings, so I had to put everything in my pocket. Needless to say, I could barely sleep. Sigh, what a waste of the money :(