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Another article about sleep from Scientific American:
An ability to get the right amount of shut-eye each night differs depending on race, ethnicity and your birthplace
Scientists have now found significant differences exist in how people sleep in the U.S. depending on race, ethnicity and country of origin, suggesting genetic or cultural differences in shut-eye patterns. This line of research could help identify how these disparities might affect health and find better ways to improve sleep.
Differences in sleep patterns might stem from genetic and anatomical variations between groups. For instance, past research suggests blacks and whites might sleep differently because of disparities in inflammation responses and that various groups might display distinctive the structure in their airways, influencing how they breathe during sleep, Pandey says.
Grandner notes such biological distinctions are embedded within a context of familial, cultural, neighborhood and other social factors. "It is only when we can come to grips with this multilayered environment that we can understand why different groups of people experience differences in sleep," he says. "If this seems too daunting, just remember that this is the exact sort of work that was recognized as needed for other domains of healthy behavior, such as healthy diet, adequate exercise, decreased alcohol use and decreased smoking."
Yes,waking is great for cuddling but I don't currently have a main squeeze. So.....this works for me,I listen to favourite books on CD to use the wake time positively. E. M. Forester,Room With a View takes me to a B&B in Florence Italy in 1910? Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher transports me to a small hamlet in Scotland,Peter Pan is not just for children and when I wake up some times I go to Neverland with Wendy and Peter!
The experts advice: If you wake-up during the night and can't go back to sleep, you should change the position in your bed, instead of sleeping at the head of your bed change to the foot of the bed. Also getting up and maybe walking around for a few minutes. Experts do not advice to turn the computer/TV on due the the blue light. Reading will probably rob of your sleep even more....reason you might get cut in the story.