Sleep quality, or lack of it, can affect how we feel, how we act, our performance at work, our relationships. The American Sleep Association has found that more than 37% of Americans reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the preceding month.
That’s a lot of tired people.
In this episode, clinical sleep psychologist Deirdre Conroy, Ph.D., joins us to answer the most commonly searched questions on the internet about sleep, including:
- What are the most common types of sleep disorders?
- Is restless leg syndrome a sleep disorder?
- Is insomnia curable?
- Do some medical conditions have a link to sleep disorders?
- What effects can sleep have on mental health?
- When should you see a specialist about sleep difficulties?
- What are your tips for people with difficulty sleeping?
- Is it “normal” to get 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep?
- Should you expect to get less sleep as you age?
- What do people need to know about TV and phones and their impact on sleep?
- Is melatonin safe and effective as a sleep aid?
- Is there a link between marijuana and sleep difficulties?
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