How much do Mexicans sleep?

Tiredness, irritability, drowsiness, lack of concentration, mood disturbances and changes in work and social performance are common symptoms of a person suffering from a sleep disorder.

According to a recent study published by the National System of Researchers (SIN) of the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt) more than 65% of Mexicans sleep from five to seven hours a day on weekdays, when the ideal is more than eight, which can lead to health problems.

51% of the population sleeps between seven and nine hours, but only on weekends, while 18.8% suffer insomnia and the preferred time to go to sleep (79%) is at 11 at night.
The factors that cause sleep disorder are multiple, from age, stress, respiratory problems, to bad habits such as using tablets and mobile devices at dawn, dine abundantly or a sedentary lifestyle.

Recommendations for getting a good night sleep are getting up early, exercising, staying active in the afternoon and having a light dinner. If the problem occurs more than three times a week, it is necessary to go to a specialist or to a clinic specializing in sleep disorders.