BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Are you feeling sleepy all the time, yet you couldn’t get a decent night’s sleep? It seems that you are not the only one, according to a recent study published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. People aren’t getting enough sleep and usually end up feeling groggy in the morning.
Everyone knows that sleep is important. In fact, that’s the first thing you learn as a child. Get enough sleep in between and you will feel fresh as a daisy. But with all these modern day conveniences like smartphones, tablets or laptops it’s pretty hard to get a decent night’s sleep, taking into account that half of your brain is asleep while the other is still aroused.
Well, it seems that even the CDC agrees with the statement that quite a lot of US citizens aren’t paying attention to their sleep habits. And they even have the papers to back up their statement.
First we should say that this is the first nationwide sleep study performed by the health institute. The study took the form of a phone survey. According to the CDC, more than 400.000 candidates responded to the phone questionnaire.
Second, the scientists in charge of this project took into account every known factor, like race, ethnicity, gender, marital status, geographical position and yes, even employment.
With these aspects in mind, let’s take a closer look at the numbers provided by the sleep study. According to the results of the phone survey, approximately 65 percent of respondents declared that they get enough hours of sleep per night (seven hours per night) while 35 percent of them declared that they have serious issues calling in the Sand Man.
According to the study performed by our beloved CDC, the most affected by sleep issues are unemployed citizens and some racial and ethnical groups. The CDC noted that multiracial citizens or African-Americans have more trouble sleeping than others.
On the other hand, married citizen and those with a higher education have no issues in the area. Moreover, the study pointed out that marriage does have a positive effect on sleep. And those with a higher degree in something seem to sleep quite well, maybe due to the fact that they realize the importance of a good night’s sleep.
People aren’t getting enough sleep, according to a new study performed by the CDC, via phone surveys. Sleep deprivation can up the risk for all sort of diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular issues, obesity, strokes and occasional mood swings.