Sleep disparities a growing concern in residents of slum housing

mdCurrent Conference Report: SLEEP 2012, 26th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society

There is a sleep disparity in society. People in extremely low-income populations (slum dwellers) in developing countries have a sleep inequity. This is according to study results presented at SLEEP 2012— the 26th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, a Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society.


“We believe our results would apply to any slums in the developing world, including India. In separate research, we also found that improving housing conditions significantly improved the quality of sleep.”
-Guido Simonelli, lead author, SLEEP 2012 poster presentation on sleep disparities


Guido Simonelli, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and colleagues reported findings from their study at the SLEEP 2012 poster sessions.
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