Tuesday, February 7, 2023

According to a study, Chileans sleep the least in Latin America

Surely many Chileans must agree that their sleep hours do not meet the recommendations of experts.

Now, a group from five national universities has examined healthy habits in Latin American countries, looking at Chileans are the people who sleep the least in the region,

results published in the journal scientific report of Nature Note that in Chile only one person in 20 Sleep between 7 and 9 hours a day and follow healthy practices such as getting more than 150 minutes of physical activity a week and less than eight hours of sitting.

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However, research has also shown that people in Chile and Argentina rest for an average of 9.2 hours, although this down to Colombia, which leads in the number of hours of sleep with 10.2 hours a day,

The study measured 2,000 male and female adults between the ages of 18 and 35. The countries of the region included were Colombia, Costa Rica, Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru and Ecuador. In the case of Chile, 250 people participated.

as a slogan biobiochiliClaudio Farias, academic researcher at the University of the Americas and one of the experts behind the investigation, explained that the lack of hours of sleep in Chile is due to “ hours spent at work And the extra hours many people would have to put in to supplement the income. him too transfer time When going out, because many people get up early to reach work on time, or have time to return home”,

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In addition, these indicators related to lack of sleep would be linked to spread of chronic diseases Farias expressed, such as diabetes, hypertension and cognitive impairment in a persistent manner.

Ultimately, the results showed that the number of hours of sleep did not have a direct correlation between sleeping more and the ability to produce less body fat.

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