Rich Americans Sleep Better At Night Than Poor Ones, Study Finds

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According to a new study, rich people in America enjoy a better night’s sleep than people on low incomes.

According to the study, carried out by Colombia University, ethnic minority students, as well as students from lower-income families or those living in urban areas, get less sleep compared to wealthier white people.

The research was carried out on 270,000 American students, from both public and private schools between 1991 and 2012, where they were asked how often they slept for more than seven hours a night.

Despite the fact that the recommended amount of sleep for adolescents is nine hours, students from lower-income families and ethnic minorities did not report having more than seven hours of sleep a night.

While the reasons for the difference in sleep times is unclear, it could be due to housing quality, obesity, and conditions that disrupt sleep, as well as worrying about money, of course.

Interestingly, the study also found that students from middle and higher-income families who had parents that received a high school education regularly had more than seven hours of sleep per night.

Sleep among young people, especially those at the age of 15, has gotten less and less over the years, with some people attributing the reason to the increased use of the internet and social media as well as demands of school and part-time jobs.

There are some ways you can achieve a better night’s sleep if you have trouble dropping off at night. For starters, it’s recommended to stick to the same bedtime, as experts hold that going to sleep and waking at the same sort of time regularly is a vital factor in good quality sleep.

Taking a hot bath before bed is also highly recommended, as the warmth and water induce sleep due to the fact that body temperature has a strong influence on how quickly one falls asleep at night.