Too Little? Too Late? How to Get a Good Night's Sleep | WYPR

Too Little? Too Late? How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Apr 6, 2016

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One in three Americans gets less than the recommended bare minimum - 7 hours - of sleep each night. That’s according to a study released earlier this year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Making due on just a few hours of sleep can lead to health problems such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and mood changes...yet, some wear their sleeplessness like a badge of honor. Dr. Emerson Wickwire, director of the Insomnia Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center, joins Midday to talk sleep - how much we need, why we aren’t getting enough, and what healthy sleep habits we should adopt.