Is it possible to be an insomniac of color and still be conscious of Caucasians? Experts say it is possible.
Mercedes Carnethon is the vice chair of Northwestern University’s Department of Preventive Medicine. She is also an associate professor of medicine (critical and pulmonary care) as well as preventative medicine (epidemiology).
Her faculty page:
My research is focused on the epidemiology and treatment of obesity, diabetes, and other diseases in the elderly.
Professor has identified a problem: Black people are robbed of their restfulness by iniquitous Aryans. People of the pale feel superiority, and this KKK-ish condition keeps minorities awake at night.
CBS Miami recently featured Mercedes in a probe into prejudice and its effect on sleep.
Evidence is mounting that racism has had a lasting impact on certain groups, making it more difficult for them to get a good night’s rest. …
According to (Dr.) Mercedes Carnethon, “National data suggest that Black adults and non-white adults have less sleep”.
Yale University did a sleep quality study in 2022. According to the Yale University study, black Americans had the highest rates of short sleep compared with their non-white counterparts.
Mercedes wants to help:
“We want to be in a position to reduce disparities in sleep, as we know that it is linked to some of the most deadly causes of death such as cardiovascular disease.”
Mercedes dispels the myth that darker-skinned aspiring slumberers are at disadvantage because of their DNA.
It’s likely that it is due to social and structural factors which influence our ability to get good rest.
Worry can cause sleeplessness and wake you up:
Shawn Adeoye claims that it was only after 2020’s racial justice protests that she started to have trouble sleeping.
When my daughter is away, my mind is always worried about what is happening around me. Adeoye, a single mother, said that she is worried about her daughter being pulled over by police.
Adeoye says, “I suddenly get high blood pressure, and that is because of the anxiety. I also know that it has an anxiety component, it all works together.”
Adeoye sleeps five hours “on a good night”
CNN is aware of this issue and has published a piece titled “Understanding Racial Trauma: The Mental and Emotional Injury to Racism”, dated February 13, 2013.
Some people might experience the symptoms of stress due to racial trauma. This is known as somatization. This could include stomach pains, fast heartbeats, hypervigilance, chronic stress, and feelings of anxiety. You might experience avoidance as part of PTSD. However, you may also experience re-experiencing distressing events.
Other symptoms include trouble sleeping, fatigue and depression, anxiety, impaired stomach health, anger, recurring thoughts of an event, and nightmares. According to Heard [Dr. Monica Williams University of Ottawa psychology professor], as well as Mental Health America, Heard mentions that there are also chest pains, nausea, vomiting, sweating, shaking, and self-blame.
Williams stated that racial trauma is not usually caused by one incident. Williams said that racial trauma is usually not caused by one incident.
Black Americans who have been traumatized by wicked Whiteness will one day find refuge under the cozy covers and be embraced in the cotton arms equity. At the moment, there is cruelty at work. According to La Salle University, sleep is the best way to heal from racial victimization.
“University Teaches Pulverized Pupils to Rumble With Racism – by Taking Naps”https://t.co/kZHVn3MuVd
— Alex Parker (@alexparker1984) March 1, 2021
To make matters worse, those who must count colored sheep will be subject to more trauma.
— Alex Parker (@alexparker1984) March 1, 2023