A report from News One examines the issue of sleep deprivation in the black community.
Studies show that African-Americans are not getting enough sleep — a health issue that has an adverse impact on our health.
Consistent lack of sleep can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and heart disease. Regardless of income levels, sleep deprivation is taking its toll on the Black community.
Amongst African-Americans in management positions, 42 percent get less than seven hours of sleep a night and for those in support staff positions, 37 percent get less than seven hours of sleep.