Whose fault is insomnia?

  •  April 10, 2020


The fault of bad sleep is the hectic city life, right? You will have to find another excuse. Or another explanation. Study reveals that urbanization stimuli have nothing to do with insomnia.

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Insomnia is believed to affect a quarter of the world's population.


And who causes it are the noises and lights of cities, right?

Although the gadgets' blue screen continues to brighten the room until dawn, the answer is not that.

Who claims is a new study from the University of Surrey (England).


The research received input from experts from South Africa, the United States, Colombia and Brazil.

It analyzed the sleep patterns of people from two neighboring communities in Mozambique.

The comparison was made between the urban area of ​​Milange and the non-electrified rural community of Tengua.


As a result, city dwellers go to bed on average an hour after camp residents.

But do not sleep less.

That's because the next day they wake up an hour later on average.

"We'll probably never know how our ancestors slept."

The statement is from the author of the study, Dr. Laura Roden.

"But as urbanization expands, it's important to study how people's sleeping habits change."

Insomnia can be caused by an imbalance between the waking and resting cycles of the brain.

Injury goes beyond fatigue.

Lack of sleep is linked to increased risk of depression, obesity, heart attack, stroke and diabetes.

And still reduces life expectancy.

If in fact people sleep less in industrialized countries, one cannot simply blame urbanization.

"Overcoming the distance between late sleep and natural rest seems to require changes in behavior."

The study was published in the scientific journal Scientific Reports.

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