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Monday, December 9, 2013
NetWellness and ideastream are partnering to bring more understanding to the health and medical issues you care about. Launched in 1995, NetWellness is a consumer information website from Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati. ideastream is a non-profit public broadcasting organization including WVIZ/PBS, 90.3 WCPN, WCLV and other educational and public service media. Sleep: a Wake-Up Call is part of ideastream’s ongoing multiple-media coverage on important health issues presented in collaboration with The Plain Dealer and NetWellness. Through this partnership, you will be able to explore ideastream’s programs as NetWellness puts in-depth information at your fingertips.
How much sleep did you get last night? It's difficult to believe that one-third of the average human life is spent sleeping. After all, life pulls us in many different directions each day. From working late hours and maintaining the house to spending time with family and friends, it's surprising that anyone has time for sleep at all. While the issue of inadequate sleep is not a new one, today's technology can serve as a distraction, as well as allowing us to work harder and longer, and a good night's rest is usually the first thing to be sacrificed because of it.
Though everyone recognizes how a poor night's sleep affects them, we have only recently begun to fully understand the profound impact that sleep, or lack thereof, has on our health and well-being. The consequences of sleep-related problems range from simply not feeling well, to increased risks of significant work and traffic-related accidents, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. Given the body's need for sleep, it is in the best interest of your health to give it some attention.
Learn all about sleep from NetWellness experts Dr. Kenneth Casey, University of Cincinnati and Drs Dennis Auckley and Elizabeth Click from Case Western Reserve University in a lively panel discussion with audience questions taped live from the City Club of Cleveland.
Many research studies are underway to help us learn about sleep disorders. Would you like to find out more about being part of this exciting research? Please visit the following links:
Last Reviewed: Aug 27, 2013