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A new study says African-Americans are more likely to get less sleep than whites, especially those in professional occupations, according to an article on MedlinePlus.

According to the study, 37 percent of black participants were short sleepers (less than seven hours of sleep a night) compared to only 28 percent of their white counterparts. And for those in a professional or management position, 42 percent of black participants were short sleepers, compared to 26 percent for white participants.

The study found some possible factors that caused African-American participants to have less sleep than white participants included job stress, workplace discrimination or harassment, long work hours, and stress at home.

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