What is the relationship between sleeping hours, financial wealth and the Corona pandemic?

Source: Arabic.Net – Jamal Nazi

A new study revealed that the size of a person’s financial wealth may affect the amount of sleep he gets each night, according to what was published in the British “Daily Mail”.

The researchers found that only 55% of those living below the poverty line reported that they rested for seven to eight full hours at night, compared to 66.6% of adults whose wealth exceeds 400%.

Experts in this field indicate that those who sleep less work longer or have multiple jobs because of their lack of financial security.

On the other hand, the survey report, conducted by the American Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said that wealthy individuals can live in quieter areas or buy larger homes.

The CDC poll, which is considered a lack of sleep as a “public health epidemic”, suggested that people who suffer from sleep deficiency are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, depression and obesity, as well as cancer, increased mortality and low quality of life and productivity.

The American Center polled 140,000 American people between 2011 and 2014 about sleep patterns.

The results revealed that 55% of those who earn $ 11,670 to $ 23,850, the limit of the poverty line, spent seven to eight hours sleeping.

Whereas, 66.6% of those who increased their income by 400% received full hours of sleep.

“People with more financial resources are able to purchase homes with large areas in quieter, less densely populated locations and better designed for sound insulation and noise prevention,” Dr. Neil Klein, a sleep specialist at the American Sleep Association, told CNN news. .

“People with high financial resources can take on more health care when it comes to sleep disturbances,” he added.

Sleep and sk

Sleep is one of the main problems that accompanied the closure phase during the emerging epidemic of the Corona virus. Although people had the opportunity and time to sleep for longer periods during curfews and quarantines, the quality of sleep decreased significantly.

Researchers from the University of Basel surveyed 435 people between March 23 and April 26, 2020 about how the pandemic closure may affect the number of hours and the quality of their sleep.

The researchers say the main reason for this is the lack of a “state of sleep disturbance due to changes in the biological clock of individuals for social reasons”, or in other words the lack of fatigue and fatigue caused by not sleeping enough hours at night as usual in order to spend time with friends and family .

In normal circumstances, that is, in the pre-pandemic time, it was more common for many to receive more at the weekend than they slept during the working week.

But the pandemic shutdown period wiped out the usual sleep patterns, so daily sleep hours became more consistent throughout the week.

Cognitive neuroscientist Kristin Blum, who led the research, said: “Researchers usually expect a decrease in sleep hours disturbance for social reasons to be associated with reports of improved sleep quality. But the research sample showed a decrease in overall sleep quality.”

Professor Bloom added that she and her research team “believe that the self-perceived burden, which increased dramatically during the unprecedented shutdown period due to the Corona pandemic, may have outweighed the beneficial effects of reducing the sleep disorder rate for social reasons.”


Source: Alarabiya

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