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What's In It For You?
Sleep and Health
Sleep Deprivation and Disease Risk (0:28)
Dr. Lawrence J. Epstein discusses the relationship between sleep deprivation and disease risk.
Sleep Deprivation, Weight Gain, and Diabetes (1:08)
Dr. Ann E. Rogers discusses the relationship between sleep deprivation, weight gain, and diabetes.
Sleep and Mood
Sleep and Mood (0:49)
Dr. Lawrence J. Epstein describes the relationship between sleep and mood.
Sleep and Memory
Sleep and Memory (1:10)
Dr. Robert Stickgold discusses the effect sleep has on memory.
Judgment and Safety
Extended Work Shifts (1:22)
Dr. Charles Czeisler discusses the hazards of extended work shifts.
Sleep Deprivation and Judgment (01:01)
Christopher Landrigan, MD, MPH, of Harvard, tells how sleep loss keeps you from realizing how sleepy you are.
What Can You Do?
Assess Your Sleep Needs
How Much Sleep We Need (1:04)
Dr. Lawrence J. Epstein discusses ways to determine individual sleep needs.
Adopt Good Sleep Habits
Improving Sleep (2:50)
Dr. Lawrence J. Epstein discusses strategies to achieve adequate sleep.
Address Your Sleep Issues
Sleep Medications (:59)
Dr. Christopher P. Landrigan discusses when medication might be advised to overcome difficulties sleeping.
Irregular Work Schedules and Sleep (1:26)
Lawrence J. Epstein, MD, of Harvard explains why people who work irregular hours often have trouble with sleep.
Make Changes at Work
Sleep and Work (1:12)
Dr. Christopher P. Landrigan discusses the relationship between work schedules and productivity.
Barbra's Sleep Makeover
Barbra's Sleep Makeover (5:18)
This night shift nurse found that taking small steps to get better sleep helped her to improve her overall health.
Lou's Killer Shift
Lou's Killer Shift (8:40)
Better work shifts and sleep schedules have improved the health and safety of the Philadelphia police force.
Sheila's Balancing Act
Sheila's Balancing Act (3:50)
This working mom found that the secret to career success and harmony at home was attending to her family's (and her own) sleep needs.