2022-11-25 11:26:32

Daylight Saving Time sheds light on lack of sleep's disproportionate impact in communities of color

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By Jacqueline Howard

(CNN)As the United States rolled back the clocks one hour this month to observe the end of Daylight Saving Time, many people got a bit more sleep than usual -- but some not as much as others.

Growing evidence shows that lack of sleep and sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea, remain more prevalent in Black, Asian, and Hispanic or Latino communities, and these inequities can have long-term detrimental implications for physical health, even raising the risk of certain chronic diseases.

Meanwhile, Daylight Saving Time itself -- enacted in the US to reduce electricity usage by extending daylight hours -- has long been controversial in the United States.

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