Latinos residing on US soil suffer lack of sleep due to cultural stress

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  • Thu, 10/18/2018 - 13:40
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The "incorporation" of life in the country is one of those responsible for the lack of sleep suffered by the Latino community, which has a direct effect on their health by generating problems such as hypertension, diabetes and obesity, according to a study presented today.

"The incorporation to the American culture generates problems of stress", explained to Efe the associate professor of the University of Miami Alberto Ramos, who is in Washington to disclose the conclusions of his research in the Conference of Investigation on the Dream and the Health of the Woman of 2018.

The study, conducted between March 2008 and June 2011, with updates between 2014 and 2017, was carried out with a sample of 16,415 people who identified themselves as Hispanic over the age of 18 and residing on US soil.

According to Ramos, the research evaluated sleep patterns to elucidate their relationship with cardiovascular problems.

When comparing the results with other previous studies, Ramos observed that the Latino population enjoys fewer hours of sleep than other communities.

"There are different hypotheses, but in general terms it seems that they tend to have more stress because of work and where they live, which are generally areas where there are a lot of people and where, perhaps, they do not feel safe," said the academic. Sleep Disorders Program of the Miller School of Medicine of the University of Miami.

Beyond purely external factors, Ramos acknowledged that there is a cultural factor in this lack of rest because, as he said, Latinos "understand that the dream is not so necessary."

"Sleeping well is as important as exercising or eating correctly," the researcher warned.

Source- EFE

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