(Washington Free Beacon) The National Institutes of Health is spending roughly $1.5 million on a study of the sleep habits of Mexican Americans living along the U.S. border.
The "border health" study began last year and is being conducted by the University of Arizona.
The study is recruiting 1,100 people in the tiny border town of Nogales, Ariz., to see how well they sleep. Researchers claim Mexican Americans do not sleep as well as their peers, blaming "social" factors at the border.
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"Disparities in sleep health in racial/ethnic minorities exist, including Mexican Americans. In particular, social-environmental factors at the U.S.-Mexico border may play an important role in sleep health disparities," according to the grant for the study.
The project aims to help Mexican Americans sleep "through a community partnership."