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How Less Sleep Increases Your Risk of Disease


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More and more Americans are sleeping less and less. That's according to data from the Centers for Disease Control that show a growing number of people sleep less than six hours a night. And research shows people who sleep less are at greater risk for heart disease, obesity and diabetes. We talk with experts about all things sleep.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Matthew Walker, professor of psychology and neuroscience at UC Berkeley, where he runs the Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory
  • Rafael Pelayo, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine
  • William Dement, professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

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