Fighting the Clock: How America's Sleep Deficit is Damaging Longterm Health || The Forum at HSPH

source: Harvard University    2012年3月14日
The Forum at the Harvard School of Public Health
Sleep deprivation has been associated with a myriad of health problems, including increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke and depression. Cognitive abilities decline as people tire. Risky behavior, such as driving while deeply fatigued, can put others in harm's way. This Forum event -- presented in collaboration with The Huffington Post and held just days before the country will lose an hour of sleep due to daylight saving time -- explored what we mean by "sleep deprivation," what happens in tired brains and bodies, what are the longterm health risks for children and adults, and what kinds of policies should be considered for schools and businesses to protect health. And a good night's sleep.

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