By Katie Nelson
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A significant proportion of the Chinese population is not getting a good night’s sleep and unfortunately this is one countrywide epidemic that will not be solved by dumping buckets of water on rowdy expats.
According to the 2013 China Sleep Quality Index released by the Chinese Medical Doctors Association in Beijing, while many Chinese people are getting a more-than-average amount of sleep, they are not sleeping well.
China Daily reports:
More than 70 percent of those who have issues with a sound sleep attribute this to insomnia, sleep apnea (a frequent closing of throat while sleeping) and physical discomfort.
The report, based on a survey conducted by Sleemon Furniture Co and Horizon China, interviewing over 107, 000 residents across China, found that the sleep problems are based on a variety of reasons, including bad moods, physical ailments, and stress.
“About 70 percent of city residents consider a bad mood as one of the primary causes of poor sleep, while in rural areas, the ratio is 62 percent,” the report said.
“About 62 percent of young people cite work pressure as the main cause of poor sleeping patterns, followed by 54 percent (middle-aged) and 21 percent (elderly).”
This might have something to do with another report released in October 2012, ranking China as the most stressed country in the world.