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Sleep: a Wake-Up Call - WVIZ/PBS ideastream

- a new kind of partnership -

ideastream in collaboration with NetWellness and other multimedia partners presents Sleep: a Wake-Up Call

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.

Stories From Sleep: a Wake-Up Call from 90.3 WCPN ideastream

The United States faces a national sleep deficit and it's getting worse. The Center for Disease Control calls insufficient sleep an epidemic that's affecting our health, safety, mood and efficiency. It has links to high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity, anger and more. Most adults need 7 1/2 to 8 hours sleep each night and teens need 9 hours. But two-thirds of Americans who responded to a survey earlier this year by the National Sleep Foundation said their sleep needs are not being met; 43% say they "rarely or never get a good night's sleep on weeknights." Why? Among the causes: the pervasive use of communications technology in the hour before bed, alcohol use and the lack of regularity in sleep schedules.

What can be done? Sleep: A Wake-Up Call is a multiple media exploration of sleep and why many of us don't get enough of it. This special coverage will examine everything from shift-work to sleep walking, snoring to cat-naps, dreaming to insomnia, and look at the brain and body to understand what exactly happens in and to our bodies when we are sleeping.

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Sleep: A Wake-Up Call Panel Discussion, The City Club of Cleveland
Feagler and Friends: Dr. Mansoor Ahmed and Sleep
Nova: What are Dreams?
Sleep: A Wake-Up Call

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What do renowned artists Salvador Dali and Odilon Redon have in common? Their work was influenced by sleep and dreams.  We pay a visit to the Cleveland Museum of Art to look at some of their pieces and talk to William Robinson, CMA's Curator of Modern European Art.

Sleep: A Wake-Up Call Panel Discussion, The City Club of Cleveland
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Dennis Auckley, Elizabeth Click, and Ken Casey - Panel Discussion.

Feagler and Friends: Dr. Mansoor Ahmed and Sleep
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Preview the WVIZ/PBS produced special Sleep: A Wake-Up Call and learn more about sleep with Dr. Mansoor Ahmed.

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Nova: What are Dreams?

What are dreams and why do we have them? Are they a window into a hidden realm within us? Science is only just beginning to understand. NOVA joins the leading dream researchers and witnesses the extraordinary experiments they use to investigate the world of sleep. From human narcoleptics to sleepwalking cats, from recurrent nightmares to those who can't dream, each sequence contains a vital clue to the question these scientists are pursuing: Why do we dream?

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Sleep: A Wake-Up Call
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This is a wake-up call to the importance of sleep and the serious consequences of inadequate shut-eye. Rest assured, this information will be eye-opening as we unravel the mystery behind one of the least understood and most essential elements of human health. Follow a night spent in a sleep lab that provides a real time record of human sleep. The hours that pass between bed and waking the next morning provide a window to explore the human body, its need for sleep, and what happens when healthy sleep goes awry.

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Last Reviewed: Feb 25, 2014