Today on Your Call: Is lack of sleep a public health issue?
On today's Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the significance of sleep for our mental and physical health. According to the National Sleep Foundation, at least 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. How much sleep do we need? Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here. What effect does sleep (or the lack of it) have on our bodies? And how could we create a more sleep-friendly society? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.
Dr. Michael Twery, director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Kimberley Trotter, registered sleep technologist and administrative director of the University of California San Francisco Sleep Disorders Center
Dr. David Dinges, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine and editor-in-chief of, SLEEP, the leading scientific journal on sleep research and sleep medicine.
From National Sleep Foundation:
Medical Daily: Nearly a Third of Americans are Sleep Deprived
US News: 13 Reasons Not to Skimp on Sleep
American Medical Association: Getting Too Little Sleep May Impede Efforts to Lose Weight
WebMD: 7 Myths About Sleep