Ethnic-Based Sleep Patterns & Adult Behaviors

RedTracker| The 2010 ‘Sleep in America’ study released today by the National Sleep Foundation reveals significant differences among the four ethnic groups in the hour before bed activities:

Sex| Blacks/African-Americans and Hispanics (10% each) are ten times more likely to report having sex every night than Asians (1%) and 2.5 times more likely than Whites (4%).

Prayer| Most Blacks/African-Americans report praying every night (71%); more than four times the reported frequency of Asians (18%), twice the rate of Whites (32%) and 1.5 times the rate of Hispanics (45%).

Work| Blacks/African-Americans (17%) and Asians (16%) are more likely than Whites (9%) and Hispanics (13%) to report doing job-related work in the hour before bed, among those employed.

Financial Worries| Blacks/African-Americans report losing sleep every night over personal financial concerns (12%) and employment concerns (10%) at a higher rate than Whites (6% and 7%) or Asians (1% and 4%). Hispanics are almost equally concerned each night about these two issues (11% and 9%, respectively).

For more information, read about the study at the National Sleep Foundation