The Importance Of Sleep

Girl sleeping (Flickr)

Girl sleeping (Flickr)

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,┬áBoston Globe health correspondent and contributor to WBUR’s CommonHealth blog. Karen wrote the article, “We Need More Sleep“.

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

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