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Study finds adults' income, sleep can be linked

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - A new study just released by the Centers for Disease Control suggests people who make more money get more sleep.

Researchers found about 35 percent of adults with incomes below the poverty line report getting less than six hours of sleep a night.

While about people making well above the poverty mark tend to get more than six hours of sleep.

Registered sleep technician Lloyd Diamond said the data collected in 2013 and just released appears on point.

"I think there are a lot of things that contribute to the lack of the sleep or poor quality of sleep," Diamond said.

Diamond said stress and work load can play a big part in anyone's sleep cycle, but more serious health issues could be at play.

"People who are on the lower end of income are just caught in a vicious cycle of several different health issues," Diamond said.

He said limited incomes could deter people from getting sleep tests and a chance at diagnosing sleeping disorders.

"It is something that can make whatever else you have going on harder to treat," he said.

The CDC recommends adults get seven to eight hours of sleep each night.

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