Doc Talk #177 – Sleep

If you didn’t set your alarm this morning, would you have woken up in time anyway?

If your answer to this is no, then chances are you are not getting enough sleep!

If there was one thing we could do to have a big public health impact, it would be to encourage everyone to get one hour more sleep a night

In this show we talked about the basics of sleep, adverse effects of acute and chronic sleep deprivation, catch-up sleep, and whether it is helpful to pull an all-nighter. We also provided listeners some helpful tips to improve your sleep.

Much of the information in this show came from the fantastics book Why We Sleep

Image by seanmcgrath [CC BY 2.0 (

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