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
  • Dreaming
  • 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.

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This page was last updated: February 26, 2014

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