We’ve all had trouble sleeping from time to time but when those occasional sleepless nights become chronic insomnia more than just your ability to get out bed in the morning is at stake. Insomnia can impair memory and lead to decreased concentration and functioning during the day. A very real danger of insomnia is falling asleep on the road and getting into a vehicle wreck. Studies suggest drowsy driving is nearly as dangerous as drunk driving. But living a sleep deprived life doesn’t have to be the only way to go.
In this program we’ll highlight the ways to improve sleep by developing healthy sleep habits called “sleep hygiene”. We’ll visit sleep clinics to see how they help those whose sleep-deprivation is substantially interfering with their quality of life. And we’ll take a look at medications available that may be able to help people with debilitating insomnia get a good night’s sleep. (1112)
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