As with many things in life, your quality of sleep is affected by the situation in which you are born. So how can race, gender or income group have such an effect on the way we sleep and how much we get?
Restless nights are nothing new, but only in recent years has the pursuit of a good night’s sleep become a veritable wellness trend. New research suggesting connections between poor sleep and obesity, cardiovascular disease and mental ill-health, coupled with new technologies to help has seen sleep become a major topic of conversation. The Understanding Sleep special report, published in The Times, covers the explosion of sleep aids on the market and how the blue light from our screens is harming our shut-eye. It explores whether it is time to organise the working day to suit the varying body clocks of employees, as well as the impact race, gender and income can have on sleep. Also featured is an infographic on which countries are sleeping the worst
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