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Americans sleeping 1.5 to 2 hours per night less than 40 years ago
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Americans are sleeping 1.5 to 2 hours less per night than they did 40 years ago notes a recent study which found that short sleep duration causes people to gain weight. "[T]he proportion of young adults sleeping less than 7 hours per night has more than doubled between 1960 and 2001-2002 (from 15.6% to 37.1%)," the paper notes. REFERENCE
Chaput J-P, Després J-P, Bouchard C, Tremblay A. The association between sleep duration and weight gain in adults: A 6-year prospective study from the quebec family study. Sleep. 2008 Apr 1, 31(4):517-23.
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Angelo Tremblay, PhD
Division of Kinesiology (PEPS)
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, G1K 7P4
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