Disparities in sleep health and insomnia may begin at a young age

Black children were 2.6 times more likely to experience insomnia that begins in childhood and persists through young adulthood compared to white children

Children and teens from racial and ethnic minority groups are disproportionately affected by persistent insomnia symptoms that begin in childhood and continue through young adulthood, according to a new study. This study is one of the first to look at how childhood insomnia symptoms evolve over the long-term and investigate how the trajectory of insomnia differs between racial and ethnic groups. Read more about JPB Fellow Chandra Jackson’s.