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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.


National Institutes of Health--National Center on Sleep Disorders Research

UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion -- Sleep Disorders Center

Journal SLEEP

Sleep Research Society

YouTube: Dr David Dinges: Wakefulness in the 24/7 Society

From National Sleep Foundation:

Sleep Apnea Associated with Higher Mortality from Cancer

Eyes Wide Shut: Sleepwalking Common in Adults?

CDC Study Finds 30% of American Workers Sleep Less Than Six Hours a Night

Excessive Sleepiness May Be Cause of Learning, Attention and School Problems

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

4LAkids: Later Start Times: From ZZZZs to As.  A Growing Body of Evidence Demonstrates that Growing Bodies Benefit from More Sleep

WebMD: 7 Myths About Sleep

CNN: Suicidal Thoughts, High Blood Pressure Associated with Insomnia

ABC News: Five Signs You May Have a Parasomnia