Woke (/ˈwoʊk/ WOHK) is a term that originated in the United States, referring to a perceived awareness of issues that concern social justice and racial justice. It derives from the African-American Vernacular English expression “stay woke”, whose grammatical aspect refers to a continuing awareness of these issues.
Researchers studying health disparities point to higher rates of sleeping problems for people of color. A common theme among many of these factors is higher levels of both physical and emotional stress. Few time periods have called so much attention to the issue of racial inequality in the United States as the spring of 2020.
The horrific killing of George Floyd caused millions of people to confront the dramatic differences between the living experiences of white people and people of color in America. The heightened awareness of police brutality has arisen at the same time as the coronavirus pandemic which has had a disproportionate impact on minorities in America.
This sad reality is a sobering reminder of how the burdens of health problems are not equally distributed across society. People in disadvantaged groups of a certain race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and/or socioeconomic status frequently suffer from a greater share of health issues. Sadly, this statistic also includes insomnia.
If you are having trouble getting to sleep, it may be time to control your news flow!
Constantly bombarding your brain with the stressful events of the day can take a toll on getting a good night’s sleep. It goes much deeper than simply being uncomfortable. More than just a restless night, insomnia is a sleep disorder that can deeply impact your entire life.
We’ve all tossed and turned during a sleepless night or two but imagine night after night of being bone tired and not being able to fall asleep. For some, insomnia has completely destroyed their lives from work to relationships that fall apart under the strain.
The risks of inadequate sleep go way beyond tiredness. Sleeplessness can lead to poor performance at work or school, increased risk of injury, and health problems.