Sleep and Insomnia 1 of 2
Sleep is not just beneficial -- it is important for survival. Sleep enables the mind and the body to function normally. But getting enough sleep is a difficult problem for many people.
Part one of this two-part program addresses the following topics:
- Why we need sleep and how much
- Sleep stages
- REM vs. Non-REM sleep
- Circadian rhythms
- Shift-work strategies
Dr. Steven Scharf, a pulmonary specialist and Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Scharf is also a professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
This page was last updated: July 18, 2013