Right on schedule to confirm the theory that the Minneapolis StarTribune is nothing but a hackneyed cow-town newspaper that takes it’s marching orders from It’s Better’s in New York and Washington the Monday edition of the Strib featured a now damn near six-month old story outta the WaPo about the Racism of Sleep.
That’s right: a study about The Racial Sleep Gap.
Black folk hardest hit.
You can’t make this stuff up:
According to a forthcoming paper by Tiffany Yip, a psychology professor at Fordham University, the sleep gap between white and nonwhite students begins with children as young as 2 years old — and it grows from there. What starts as a 15 minutes-a-day sleep deficit in childhood eventually becomes almost an hour a night in adulthood.
But it isn’t just a difference of time. According to a study conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, African Americans are more likely than Caucasians to have insomnia, sleep apnea and daytime sleepiness. In addition, they spend 15 percent of their night in deep sleep (considered the most restorative phase), compared with Caucasians’ 20 percent.
Lauren Hale, professor of family, population and preventive medicine at Stony Brook University, calls the sleep gap “a matter of social justice”
Just when all you sleep privileged white folk thought Dreamland was the one place the Social Justice Left couldn’t get you…