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Directory Of Year 2007, Issue 52
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We Need More Sleep

Year:2007 Issue:52

Column: WEEKLY WATCH

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Release Date:2007-12-27

Page: 4-9

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It was reported that insomnia or the lack of sleep is not only a medical problem but also a social problem in present-day China. Studies show that half of the Chinese population doesn't get adequate amounts of sleep. In most cases this is because of heavy pressure from study, work and making a living.

Many workers have to work overtime to finish their jobs before the deadline and a large number of white collar workers have no regular schedule for sleep either. Those who suffer most from the shortage of sleep, however, are young students in primary and middle schools. Scientists suggest that adolescents should be provided 9 hours and 45 minutes for sleep every day, but actually Chinese students have much less sleep time because of heavy learning pressure, especially those who are preparing for tests for admission to higher-level schools.

Insomnia and the shortage of sleep are now common problems across the country and the consequences might be very serious. To ensure young students get enough sleep, education authorities must take effective measures as soon as possible to reduce the workload students shoulder. Social and labor security departments should do a tangible job to safeguard the rights of workers to rest and leisure as well.

Sanqin Metropolis Daily

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