Sleeping Habits of Different Ethnicities

Sleeping habits vary amongst different ethnicities. Although some may perfer to sleep with the lights on, the other may perfer the lights to be out. But sleeping habits are not only biologically a part of the odd reasons. Culture and ethnicity also plays a part.

Source#1: (Article) http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/news/20100309/sleep-habits-vary-by-ethnicity-survey-finds?page=2 Sleep habits Vary by Ethnicity By:Kathleen Doheny WebMD Health News …2012 WebMD, LLC.

I: About 1007 adults ages 25-40, were part of a survey conducted by Professor Meir Kryger of the Gaylord Sleep Disorders Center in Wallingford, Connecticut.

  1. On weekdays or workdays, blacks reported they slept the least — 6 hours, 14 minutes, compared to 6 hours, 34 minutes for Hispanics, 6 hours, 48 minutes for Asians, and 6 hours, 52 minutes for whites.
  2. Ten percent of blacks and 10% of Hispanics report having sex every night or nearly every night in the hour before bedtime, compared to 4% of whites and 1% of Asians.

Blacks had different pre-bedtime activities and tended to pray in the hour before bedtime, Kryger says. ”Seventy-one percent of black people polled said they prayed,” he said. “But only 18% of Asians.”

  1. Asians are least likely to drink alcohol an hour before bed — a practice that many mistakenly think will help sleep. Only 1% of Asians had a nightcap every night or nearly every night, compared to 7% of whites, 4% of blacks, and 4% of Hispanics.
  2. Hispanics polled are more likely than other groups to say health-related concerns disturb their sleep at least a few nights a week — 16% of Hispanics, compared to 12% of blacks, 9% of Asians, and 7% of whites.

E.Whites are most likely to sleep with their pets — as well as more likely to sleep with their spouse or significant others. Sixteen percent of white respondents say they sleep with a pet, and 72% say they sleep with their partners. In comparison, only 4% of Asians, 4% of Hispanics, and 2% of black people let the pet on the bed. But the space isn’t always saved for a spouse or partner, apparently. Only 48% of blacks and Asians sleep with a ”significant other,” and 54% of Hispanics.

II: Not getting enough sleep, according to Dr. Barbara Phillps is also effected by ethnicity

Source#2: (Magazine Interview with Dr. Barabara Phillips) http://www.essence.com/2010/03/12/sleep-race-national-sleep-foundation-study/ Sleep & Race: How Sleep Is Affecting Your Life By Cathy Chermol

  1. Asians Sleep “better” than African Americans who dont get much sleep at all.
  2. “Try to have a regular sleep-wake schedule (same bed time and waking time on most days)” (Dr. Barbara Phillips).
  3. Personal issues, for example finances, can cause not to sleep at our exact time and wake up on time.

III: However, there is some ways for these sleeping habits can change for the good of your own health and others around you who are affected.

Source#3 : (Video) http://digital.films.com.db29.linccweb.org/PortalViewVideo.aspx?xtid=40707 Ten things You Should Know about Sleep by the Films Media Group…New York, NY Films Group Media 2009

  1. Bath Before Sleep: A drop in body temperature makes your body sleepy so, have a

warm bath atleast a hour before bed and let your body cool down.

B.Don’t mess with your sleep cycle: There is five stages of sleep that takes up to a hour and half for each stage. What you drink before bed may cause you to have a bad time faliing asleep and staying asleep. For example, caffeine cause you to not sleep right away or sleep comfortably. While wine helps you sleep fall asleep quickly but makes you restless because it tool longer for you to get to stage 5 of sleep.

C.Watch what you eat: To keep you awake during the day the best meals to it is protein meals that makes you more alert. To sleep or get tired eating meals with carbs in 4 hours before bedtime is a good meal for that time.

Sleeping habits vary amongst different ethnicities. Although some may perfer to sleep with the lights on, the other may perfer the lights to be out. But sleeping habits are not only biologically a part of the odd reasons. Culture and ethnicity also plays a part.

Source#1: (Article) http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/news/20100309/sleep-habits-vary-by-ethnicity-survey-finds?page=2 Sleep habits Vary by Ethnicity By:Kathleen Doheny WebMD Health News …2012 WebMD, LLC.

I: About 1007 adults ages 25-40, were part of a survey conducted by Professor Meir Kryger of the Gaylord Sleep Disorders Center in Wallingford, Connecticut.

  1. On weekdays or workdays, blacks reported they slept the least — 6 hours, 14 minutes, compared to 6 hours, 34 minutes for Hispanics, 6 hours, 48 minutes for Asians, and 6 hours, 52 minutes for whites.
  2. Ten percent of blacks and 10% of Hispanics report having sex every night or nearly every night in the hour before bedtime, compared to 4% of whites and 1% of Asians.

Blacks had different pre-bedtime activities and tended to pray in the hour before bedtime, Kryger says. ”Seventy-one percent of black people polled said they prayed,” he said. “But only 18% of Asians.”

  1. Asians are least likely to drink alcohol an hour before bed — a practice that many mistakenly think will help sleep. Only 1% of Asians had a nightcap every night or nearly every night, compared to 7% of whites, 4% of blacks, and 4% of Hispanics.
  2. Hispanics polled are more likely than other groups to say health-related concerns disturb their sleep at least a few nights a week — 16% of Hispanics, compared to 12% of blacks, 9% of Asians, and 7% of whites.

E.Whites are most likely to sleep with their pets — as well as more likely to sleep with their spouse or significant others. Sixteen percent of white respondents say they sleep with a pet, and 72% say they sleep with their partners. In comparison, only 4% of Asians, 4% of Hispanics, and 2% of black people let the pet on the bed. But the space isn’t always saved for a spouse or partner, apparently. Only 48% of blacks and Asians sleep with a ”significant other,” and 54% of Hispanics.

II: Not getting enough sleep, according to Dr. Barbara Phillps is also effected by ethnicity

Source#2: (Magazine Interview with Dr. Barabara Phillips) http://www.essence.com/2010/03/12/sleep-race-national-sleep-foundation-study/ Sleep & Race: How Sleep Is Affecting Your Life By Cathy Chermol

  1. Asians Sleep “better” than African Americans who dont get much sleep at all.
  2. “Try to have a regular sleep-wake schedule (same bed time and waking time on most days)” (Dr. Barbara Phillips).
  3. Personal issues, for example finances, can cause not to sleep at our exact time and wake up on time.

III: However, there is some ways for these sleeping habits can change for the good of your own health and others around you who are affected.

Source#3 : (Video) http://digital.films.com.db29.linccweb.org/PortalViewVideo.aspx?xtid=40707 Ten things You Should Know about Sleep by the Films Media Group…New York, NY Films Group Media 2009

  1. Bath Before Sleep: A drop in body temperature makes your body sleepy so, have a

warm bath atleast a hour before bed and let your body cool down.

B.Don’t mess with your sleep cycle: There is five stages of sleep that takes up to a hour and half for each stage. What you drink before bed may cause you to have a bad time faliing asleep and staying asleep. For example, caffeine cause you to not sleep right away or sleep comfortably. While wine helps you sleep fall asleep quickly but makes you restless because it tool longer for you to get to stage 5 of sleep.

C.Watch what you eat: To keep you awake during the day the best meals to it is protein meals that makes you more alert. To sleep or get tired eating meals with carbs in 4 hours before bedtime is a good meal for that time.

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