Time to wake up to the importance of sleep

daily pilot importance of sleep

Sleep is as necessary for life as food and water. When we lose sight of that, we de-legitimize the importance of sleep and set ourselves up for chronic illnesses, accidents and a pretty miserable existence.

Just think of the type of day you typically have following a lousy night’s sleep. That foggy feeling you walk around with all day leads to reduced efficiency and productivity at work, errors and accidents.

One of the issues surrounding sleep is that most of us don’t think much about it. While millions of Americans suffer from sleep disorders, most people don’t mention sleeping problems to their doctors and most doctors don’t ask about them.

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Dr. JAY PUANGCO is a neurologist specializing in sleep medicine at the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute at Hoag.