#ThatBlackCouple Ep 20 – “Black Sleep Matters”

Sleep is one of the most important facets of human life. Unfortunately, access to sleep isn’t equal. Like everything else, it has racist undertones and histories. In this episode, we explain why Black sleep matters and how differences in access to sleep shapes our daily lives.

In the first segment, Jenn and Daren talk about how lack of sleep in the short term has afforded them time to get things done at the expense of their own wellness.

In the second segment, they discuss how lack of sleep and sleep disorders have extraordinarily dangerous side effects for racial minorities yet it is often overlooked or even expected.

In the third segment, Jenn and Daren reflect on how they have come to realize the extreme importance of sleep in their lives, as evidenced by Angela Bassett’s de-aging regimen.

 

 

Articles for reference:
*Study finds connection between race and sleep
www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/lifes…noredirect=on

*National Sleep Foundation – What’s The Connection Between Race and Sleep Disorders?
www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-disorde…eep-disorders

*Sleep Apnea Often Missed in Black Americans
www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/sl…in-black-americans

*My 2nd Goal for 2016: I Will Practice Mental Self-Care
watercoolerconvos.com/2015/12/31/my-…tal-self-care/

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Podcast Summary:
This is an accidentally funny podcast about the realities of Blackness and adult life. We do “adult” differently. We are That Black Couple.
Our goal is to create a space for Black millennials to discuss and embody adult life on their own terms. We aren’t beholden to “traditional” gender or parenting roles, queerness is fluid and present in the ways we show up in our relationships and in the world, and we want to build community with other 30-something Black folx who are trying to figure this ish out.

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