Stress makes for more sleepless in Taiwan-study 研究:壓力致使台灣失眠人數增加

More than one in five people in Taiwan suffers from insomnia likely caused by stress due to the economic woes, a figure higher than the global average, researchers said on Wednesday.


The survey of 4,005 people found that 21.8 percent of the population has chronic trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, said Lee Hsin-chien, psychiatry chairman at government-run Shuang-Ho Hospital in Taipei.


Overseas, averages of 10 to 15 percent of the population reports insomnia, he said, while Taiwan’s rate was about 10 percent in 2000.


Stress due to recession on the export-reliant island earlier this year might have contributed to the increase, Lee said.


Diabetes, hypertension, anxiety and depression may also be driving insomnia as health generally declines in the face of an increasingly Western lifestyle, he added.



make for:意 指造成、有助於;例句:The large print makes for easier reading. (大型字體有利閱讀。)此片語亦可當作移向、衝向解釋,且通常用在速度很快且已有目標的情況;例句:It started raining, so she made for the nearest shelter. (開始下雨了,所以她衝向最近的躲雨地方。)

insomnia:醫學名詞,失眠症。例句:I suffer from insomnia and have to rely on sleeping pills.(我患有失眠,要吃安眠藥。)

woe:名詞,困難;災難;不幸。例句:She told him all her woes.(她向他傾訴全部苦惱。)

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