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Black and brown Minnesotans get worse sleep than white people. Researchers at the University of Minnesota say it’s hurting their health

Mar 12, 2023 05:41AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: According to the Centers for Disease Control, 43% of Black people sleep less than seven hours per night. Credit: Photo illustration by Kim Jackson

By Sheila Mulrooney Eldred - Sahan Journal - March 10, 2023

The picture that has emerged from a decade of research is a familiar one: Black and brown Americans are much more likely to sleep poorly than white Americans. And the darker a person’s skin color is, the worse their sleep tends to be, said Dr. Dayna A. Johnson, a sleep epidemiologist at Emory University.

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