More than 1,000 Californians who have been on welfare for several years up to this point took part in the study. All of them participated in surveys conducted between 2015 and 2018.
According to the data obtained, subjects who, for various reasons, delayed their rent or mortgage payments, on average, slept 22 minutes less per night than people who regularly deposited the due funds.
If a person was forced to move because of non-payment, then his sleep became on average 32 minutes shorter compared to the project participants who remained in their previous housing.
Thus, the risk of loss of housing and the instability of the home environment interfere with healthy sleep and reduce its quality. The researchers emphasize that over time, lack of sleep accumulates, and the manifestations of the negative effects of lack of sleep on health become more pronounced.