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Smokers may have more sleep problems
吸菸者睡眠問題可能較多

A visitor stands in front of British artist Mark Wallinger’s works portraying sleeping people riding the train at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt in Germany on Oct. 29.
一位參觀民眾十月二十九日於德國法蘭克福錫恩美術館內,佇足英國藝術家馬克‧渥林格作品前,觀賞以捕捉民眾搭乘火車途中各式睡姿為主題的攝影作品。

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Smokers may get fewer hours of sleep and have less restful slumber than non-smokers, according to a German study that looked at more than 2,000 people.

Researchers whose work appeared in the journal Addiction Biology found that of nearly 1,100 smokers surveyed, 17 percent got fewer than six hours of sleep each night and 28 percent reported “disturbed” sleep quality.

That compared with rates of 7 percent and 19 percent respectively among more than 1,200 non-smokers who were also surveyed, said lead researcher Stefan Cohrs, of Charite Berlin medical school in Germany.

The findings cannot prove that smoking directly impairs sleep, since smokers may have other habits that could affect their shut-eye, such as staying up late to watch TV or getting little exercise.

(Liberty Times)

根據德國一項觀察兩千多人的研究,吸菸者睡眠時數可能比不吸菸者少,也較容易淺眠。

成果刊登在《成癮生物學》期刊的研究人員發現,在他們調查的近一千一百名吸菸者中,百分之十七每天晚上睡不到六小時,百分之二十八表示睡眠品質「受到干擾」。

德國柏林夏里特大學醫學院的研究計畫主持人寇爾斯說,調查的一千兩百多名非吸菸者中,睡不到六小時與睡眠品質受到干擾的比例,分別是百分之七與百分之十九。

這項研究發現無法證明吸菸會直接損害睡眠,因為吸菸者可能還有其他習慣影響闔眼,例如熬夜看電視或運動太少等。

(自由時報/翻譯:自由時報國際新聞中心)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. slumber n.

睡眠 (shui4 mian2)

例: I didn’t want to rouse you from your slumber.

(我不願意把你從睡夢中叫醒。)

2. respectively adv.

分別地 (fen1 bie2 de5)

例: In the 200m race, Lizzy and Sarah came first and third, respectively.

(在兩百公尺項目,麗茲與莎拉分別跑第一與第三。)

3. stay up v. phr.

熬夜 (ao2 ye4)

例: We stayed up late to watch a film.

(我們熬夜看電影。)


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