Stress from discrimination might be causing a widening "black-white sleep gap"

Black people get less sleep than white people, study says

Published March 1, 2016 7:12PM (EST)

Though Americans on average are getting less sleep, one group in particular appears to be more affected than any other: African-Americans, according to a study.

When it comes to being sleep deprived, African-Americans are doing way more poorly than whites, contributing to what experts have dubbed "the black-white sleep gap."

While the true cause of the sleep gap is still unknown, some believe that there might be a correlation between sleep and discrimination along with other factors such as noisy streets and lack of time.

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By Asha Parker

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