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Smithsonian Magazine highlighted research by Jennifer Ailshire of the USC Leonard Davis School about the increase in inadequate sleep among Americans. “Poor sleep is a canary in the coal mine – we will see worse health outcomes as a result,” she said. 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.

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