What's In It For You?
Sleep and Health
Sleep Deprivation, Weight Gain, and Diabetes (1:08)
Dr. Ann E. Rogers discusses the relationship between sleep deprivation, weight gain, and diabetes.
Sleep Deprivation and Disease Risk (0:28)
Dr. Lawrence J. Epstein discusses the relationship between sleep deprivation and disease risk.
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
Sleep Deprivation and Judgment (01:01)
Christopher Landrigan, MD, MPH, of Harvard, tells how sleep loss keeps you from realizing how sleepy you are.
Extended Work Shifts (1:22)
Dr. Charles Czeisler discusses the hazards of extended work shifts.
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.