Why black Americans are getting less sleep


  1. Márk Pozsonyi

    Márk Pozsonyi3 days ago

    So black Americans are getting less sleep?

  2. Chris Bishop

    Chris Bishop5 days ago

    this is actual comedy gold thank you vox

  3. Jonathan Mason

    Jonathan Mason12 days ago

    I wanna know the main reason people don't get enough sleep because they're not allowed to even sleep at work people work such busy schedules that it's now impossible to take a nap and that a time Unless you don't wanna eat lunch which is just as unhealthy

  4. HellsJerome87

    HellsJerome8712 days ago

    Door lock : 100$ Ear plugs : 1$ Fan : 30$ Reducing the racial sleep gap : Priceless.

  5. HellsJerome87

    HellsJerome8712 days ago

    Vox is the Breitbart of the left

  6. Subittoo

    Subittoo14 days ago

    THANK YOU for saying black american instead of african american. I hate that word.

  7. WickedGaming

    WickedGaming15 days ago

    White Americans are under constant stress to succeed and do well in school because we have high standards. How about talking about how white students are losing sleep?

  8. Annoying Commenter

    Annoying Commenter16 days ago

    “Sleep is raycissst!!”

  9. David Rodriguez

    David Rodriguez17 days ago

    Shitty video it isnt discrimination. It could be that the majority of black americans work for long hours at low pay jobs, it could also be genetics

  10. Gerardo Moreno

    Gerardo Moreno20 days ago

    Dam white people and there *shuffle deck picks card* sleep

  11. Tristan Heet

    Tristan Heet21 day ago

    Beds are racist

  12. SoCali

    SoCali22 days ago

    Wow, black people will blame white people for anything.

  13. ZScentral

    ZScentral22 days ago

    Late April Fool's joke

  14. Unfettered Patriot

    Unfettered Patriot23 days ago

    Is dat why Dey bring Dey babees to de laundrymat at 3 in the morning?

  15. Joel Smith

    Joel Smith23 days ago

    “Black people have less solid poops throughout their day. Is it a diet issue? Or is oppression once again rearing it’s ugly head?”

  16. Adam Rafeedie

    Adam Rafeedie23 days ago

    Wtf was this post for? This was a literal waste.

  17. BeanieWearing Cook

    BeanieWearing Cook24 days ago


  18. parabel

    parabel24 days ago

    well prisonbeds arent supposed to be comfy

  19. Doralingus Memberberries

    Doralingus Memberberries29 days ago

    Why are “black Americans” not getting enough sleep. Oh boy can’t wait to hear this bullshit...Manage better lifestyles and you’ll sleep better. Problem solved problem staying solved.

  20. HSDev

    HSDevMonth ago


  21. EO's

    EO'sMonth ago

    This is so stupid, victimization is so dangerous, I see in your vid that poor people and any other with stress no matter which race they are, if they can enter in those descriptions they will be affected. Then why did you make it about poor you? Nonsense.

  22. Syble Nicholas

    Syble NicholasMonth ago

    I’m literally watching this at 2 in the morning

  23. Ginger Ashford

    Ginger AshfordMonth ago

    Very good Vlog!!!!

  24. Harvey Nicholson

    Harvey NicholsonMonth ago

    People trashing this video have no imagination whatsoever! It makes absolute sense and is supported by many studies. Read something before you react for once!!! www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/25770043/

  25. Shawn Doe

    Shawn DoeMonth ago

    I love reading the racist excuses for white supremacy. I suspect this, for the majority of white people, is the norm. And no, I'm not black. (Nor am I a liberal or a Muslim.)

  26. pat the sketchy kid

    pat the sketchy kidMonth ago

    Why is vox so obsessed with race

  27. SEMS

    SEMSMonth ago

    I wonder how many people actually watched the video and reasoned the points presented before pressing the dislike button and expressing their pseudo-wisdom.

  28. SEMS

    SEMS21 day ago

    Cultof Ian I believe it's trying to point out the correlation between sleeping habits and status quo. Its not trying to say, "every black person," rather, as you say, a broad statement. You can make broad statements like that based off a sample group. In other words, it's not meant to be taken as everybody who is black sleeps worse, it's simply pointing out the connections. While I did not agree with every single point the video makes, it doesn't render everything it's trying to convey "stupid."

  29. Cultof Ian

    Cultof Ian21 day ago

    The problem is the generalizing of races. Some black people pop a xan after school and sleep through the night and some white people stay up all night smoking meth, we're all fuckn individuals. There taking some small random piece data to make all sorts of generalizations about race and it doesn't help anybody. If anything they make black people look helpless and pathetic, like what's wrong with sleeping on a couch anyways? Besides its not like they surveyed everybody in the US. And if black people need more sleep, they just need to go to bed earlier. Also, why is it every white person's problem? What do they want from us anyways to start sleeping less? Its idiotic and pointless and any point that might have tried to be conveyed was lost to the stupidity of the subject matter.

  30. SEMS

    SEMS21 day ago

    Cultof Ian I'd recommend paying further attention to what it's saying. Part of the problem is a lack of comprehension.

  31. Cultof Ian

    Cultof Ian21 day ago

    If you pretend they have even half a point you're stupid and a part of the problem.

  32. TheAllAmericanKayaker

    TheAllAmericanKayakerMonth ago

    This proves these mfers make everything about race, EVERYTHING

  33. Jesus420

    Jesus420Month ago

    If people with bad sleep get fat, thes should do sports in the evening untill they can sleep...

  34. Trump sucks co*k!

    Trump sucks co*k!Month ago

    White people are triggered... Lol

  35. Nicocap X

    Nicocap XMonth ago

    I blame carbs, that is all.

  36. Nick Last Name

    Nick Last NameMonth ago

    Sleep quality is partially determined by how wealthy or discriminated you are? Good god, who writes this stuff?

  37. Knowledgeable Queen Khair

    Knowledgeable Queen KhairMonth ago

    Well my question won’t you black Americans travel to a land where u will not be discriminated against travel to Africa. You black Americans complain too damn much catch a clue change your environment travel stop being corporate slaves don’t y’all have any sense.

  38. james staggs

    james staggsMonth ago

    Gunshots? Crack? Bass? No Kool-Aid? White people stole your bed?

  39. Danielle Shank

    Danielle ShankMonth ago

    I find that social media doesn't help when it comes to sleep. This can especially be the case for African Americans. You go on Facebook see all types of stories about racism and police brutality then go to bed angry and upset.

  40. john smith

    john smithMonth ago

    I have a solution for the entire minority population, UNITE & PROTEST! Not everyday protest, Martin Luther King Protest, Vietnam protest. I know people work and have children but this has been proven time &a time again to work!

  41. ThatCrazy Drunk

    ThatCrazy DrunkMonth ago

    You see I like VOX but this is one of their really bad videos.


    ATLANTISMonth ago

    How can this study be credible when you can't even see black people in the dark to know where they at.

  43. Deo IndoFX

    Deo IndoFXMonth ago

    Crack and meth can cause stress eventually

  44. GuyOnAChair ​​

    GuyOnAChair ​​Month ago

    Uhh it's not exlusive to one group of people...

  45. Salgood Sam

    Salgood SamMonth ago

    Yeah that all makes sense, sucks balls too. Mostly i sleep well myself, but i certainly notice how it impacts my health when i don't. And I can easily see how dealing with prejudice would impact that.

  46. SouthBay 310

    SouthBay 310Month ago

    I sleep fine lol

  47. Foxy the Pirate

    Foxy the PirateMonth ago

    I sleep 4-5 hours. I wake up and I don't go back to sleep. Sometimes I go days weeks without sleep.

  48. Terry Hunter

    Terry HunterMonth ago

    cuz sleep is the cousin of death

  49. Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Nathaniel HawthorneMonth ago

    This is probably the worst video I've ever seen Vox publish. To state that discrimination may be a factor for the black American "sleep gap" is arguably the most preposterous thing I've ever heard. Look, the issues that impact black American culture has nothing to do with discrimination. Enough with that already. The primary issue that plagues black Americans is lack of personal accountability and ownership over one's self. This impacts EVERY culture on the planet, whites included, but is found far more often in black American culture than anything else. YOU are responsible for your own success. YOU are responsible for your own education. YOU are responsible for adhering and abiding by values that benefit both yourself and the ones around you. And for the love of all that is holy, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP! The day black Americans (culturally) begin to take ownership over yourself is the day the pay gap, sleep gap, life expectancy gap, etc levels out. There is no boogyman out there holding you back. The greatest enemy to one's success is themselves.

  50. acdenh

    acdenh2 months ago

    There are studies of lead (Pb) exposure done on rats; they show the neural system underlying circadian rhythms gets damaged directly. In such cases sleep disturbance does not have to be a side effect of stress, or mental health issues, or anything. It seems to me the claim of this video is a no brainier; but I guess that conflicts with racist stereotypes about laziness.

  51. whatevernm555

    whatevernm5552 months ago

    I pity those lads who spent hours of sleepless nights to edit the nice motion graphics just to produce this shitty content and be called privileged by this girl.

  52. Jacob Villalobos

    Jacob Villalobos2 months ago

    The ignorance in these comments is staggering. If you studied sociology, you’d know that Vox is highlighting the fact that black Americans face a sort of double disadvantage in that not only do they face discrimination but also anxiety as a result of it.

  53. Guy Wit a goat

    Guy Wit a goat2 months ago

    or just do like the germans and meth your way to poland

  54. Darryl Barnes

    Darryl Barnes2 months ago

    lol the sleep gap tho

  55. Ryan Kelly

    Ryan Kelly2 months ago

    i don't believe it

  56. Ryan Kelly

    Ryan Kelly2 months ago

    pretty sure no ones getting enough sleep

  57. Toxic Potato

    Toxic Potato2 months ago

    Hot take: America's cultural habit to include one's race into every topic is one of the biggest contributors to modern racism.

  58. W Miller

    W Miller2 months ago

    I feel like I should pity-like this...

  59. Daniel Lindqvist

    Daniel Lindqvist2 months ago

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  60. niko g.

    niko g.2 months ago

    I'm pretty sure it's a problem for everyone. Not just black Americans

  61. jjj023

    jjj0232 months ago

    Because blacks are up at the crack of dawn supporting their families and building this country right? Oh wait....

  62. PyroTheCat

    PyroTheCat2 months ago

    Wow, sleep is good for you? WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT.

  63. NameGeneratorFailed

    NameGeneratorFailed2 months ago

    imagine a video called "Why white Americans are getting less sleep" .. it would make CNN/MSNBC

  64. Q A

    Q A2 months ago

    I got it I got it, I have to feel even more guilty about my white-greenish-yellowish skin. Give me a break, God !

  65. Liz _Draws

    Liz _Draws2 months ago

    It's not about color. Nobody is getting enough sleep.

  66. Eric Augusto

    Eric Augusto2 months ago

    😂😂😂😂 Wow.... Just wow .... 😂😂😂😂 Damn i love this channel

  67. #RhymingOverBeats

    #RhymingOverBeats2 months ago

    I stopped watching when she basically said sleeping had to be in a bed.

  68. BlackGold Soul

    BlackGold Soul2 months ago

    The viewers of this channel are extremely racist. It's like every video that acknowledges black people's experience in this racist ass country gets the worst response and us filled with racist white trolls in the comment section. It's crazy how no matter what our experience is always belittled and ruled off but then we are forced to remember bullshit like memorial day, Pearl harbor, 9/11 and all that bullshit while white amerikkkans simultaneously deny and degrade black history smh

  69. bigdud

    bigdud2 months ago

    7 hours recommended of sleep? you sure it's not 8...?

  70. Freedom Fighter

    Freedom Fighter2 months ago

    Too much 2 chains and henny. They need more family values and less liberal brainwash

  71. Hrishi Wagh

    Hrishi Wagh2 months ago

    Discrimination can be said to be one of the cause for low quality of sleep. Sleep is essential for everyone but when you specially focus on the African american community as a whole, financial struggle can be so stressful that it can hamper your sleep. Few solutions that i think can help are. 1) living in a good locality. or else keeping the locality clean where you live in. (FEEL GOOD MAKES YOU DO GOOD) 2) better education and family support from family. ( taking care of each other is very good in the community but also you all need to work on the educational part so that every one can support their families in the later run ) 3) Struggling with finance is heart-aching so understand how to live in limited amount of money with utmost dignity. and then saving the money you earn for your well being 4) Try living a modest life (simple living and high thinking) 5) Drugs are one of the major cause which have led the community in such hardships. try to avoid it if you can. 6) Human being is a social animal we need to interact with other people of the community but the only thing that i found lacking is the co-ordination with the others in the society. 7) try not to do anything illegal.

  72. Jacob Seger

    Jacob Seger2 months ago

    Remind me, which side is the racist, stereotypical one again?

  73. GamingTV

    GamingTV2 months ago

    "people" aren't getting enough sleep, not just black ppl you damn racists

  74. Carl the Cuck

    Carl the Cuck2 months ago

    "Why black Americans are getting less sleep" Guilt that whites have been paying their way all these years.

  75. Commander Shepard

    Commander Shepard2 months ago

    That's what crack,rap and wearing your pants on your knees does to you.

  76. Jayden Colour

    Jayden Colour2 months ago

    With all rhe dislikes. Its like v o x cant do any interesting videos

  77. gabriellewey03

    gabriellewey032 months ago

    2:04 and there it is blaming racism on your problems when it's not the real issue

  78. CleverTOOTH

    CleverTOOTH2 months ago

    lmao this is so retarded straight up just retarded

  79. dʒeɪms

    dʒeɪms2 months ago

    its actually because they drink so much lean

  80. kcalderon8

    kcalderon82 months ago

    this is the root cause of police brutality, plz sleep more black folks

  81. Epictetus

    Epictetus2 months ago

    Where was this study done? What sources?

  82. Murder Bong

    Murder Bong2 months ago


  83. Hris Kos

    Hris Kos2 months ago

    Because their brain is smaller so they sleep less.

  84. Unknown Username

    Unknown Username2 months ago

    I am so black

  85. Geopolik

    Geopolik2 months ago

    propaganda video

  86. ThaSwitcherTayTay

    ThaSwitcherTayTay2 months ago

    Not gonna lie Vox... as a black American I’m cringing like a mf at this video.

  87. keto naleo

    keto naleo2 months ago

    Lmao terrible amount of dislike

  88. YouTube Addict

    YouTube Addict2 months ago

    Vox can you do some video about just Native Americans . You guys do a whole bunch of videos on other races but not Native Americans.

  89. Abdulai Bah

    Abdulai Bah2 months ago

    All facts. Thanks Vox.

  90. TBNYC

    TBNYC2 months ago

    I think Vox published this 11 days late...

  91. Boba Fett55

    Boba Fett552 months ago

    Sooooo you are saying that black people are getting heart disease because of discrimination? Really!?

  92. Fernando

    Fernando2 months ago

    I can't sleep cause of ya'll, Ya'll can't cause of me!

  93. Cianitris Khhours

    Cianitris Khhours2 months ago

    The discrimination seems a bit of a stress for some regions, I've seen places where it's almost started to reverse

  94. Ethen Rosas

    Ethen Rosas2 months ago


  95. Spencer Stevens

    Spencer Stevens2 months ago

    Vox is the new onion.

  96. Samuel Tapia

    Samuel Tapia2 months ago

    moreover closet whose narrow curriculum aim official bit minimize

  97. Tupshin Zhu

    Tupshin Zhu2 months ago

    Sleep is racist 😴

  98. Raw and Uncensored

    Raw and Uncensored2 months ago

    .... and there it is: "discrimination". I am a social outcast. I am discriminated all the time and I get my sleep. Anyone who doesn't get their sleep is their own fault.

  99. witch, please

    witch, please2 months ago

    Anytime Vox does a video about Black people, even if its positive, the racists come out. Why do ya'll hate us so much? Why are you obsesses obsessed with attacking Blacks?

  100. haitian1

    haitian12 months ago


  101. John John

    John John2 months ago

    How do they even make a conclusion about an entire race of people based on studies of a small number of people?

  102. Zelda 194

    Zelda 1942 months ago

    Use sleep to race bait

  103. Ain't no Slice

    Ain't no Slice2 months ago

    dont they have a person who vets every video before uploading it to make sure it isn't pure SJW bullshit?

  104. Tobi Cipher

    Tobi Cipher2 months ago

    Discrimination is why whites get less sleep.