The Importance Of Sleep

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We all know that a good night's sleep is important, but we might not know just HOW important. So here's some context: doctors say sleep is the third pillar of health, along with eating well and exercise. And now they're calling for a public health campaign — similar to anti-smoking efforts — to help solve chronic sleep deprivation in America.


Karen Weintraub, Boston Globe health correspondent and contributor to WBUR's CommonHealth blog. Karen wrote the article, "We Need More Sleep".

Dr Charles Czeisler, Professor and Head of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Chief of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

This segment aired on January 15, 2014.


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