Bleary-eyed Ventura County residents lament rising tide of sleeplessness (Ventura County Star)

Ventura County Star highlighted research by Jennifer Ailshire of the USC Leonard Davis School about the increase in inadequate sleep among Americans. Ailshire found that 28.6 percent of respondents self-reported inadequate sleep in 2004, compared to 32.9 percent in 2017. The study also showed that African-Americans and Hispanics have a more severe sleep surfeit. “People are exposed to things reading the news that might keep them up at night,” said Ailshire. “People are a little more plugged into bad things happening in the world.”