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Lack of Sleep

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Dec 17, 2015 10:00 pm
  • 11:43

Guest: Michael Grandner, PhD, Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the UA College of Medicine  If you have trouble sleeping, you know about its tolls: the fatigue, the difficulty focusing at work, the stress of constantly running on fumes. But there’s a financial cost, too. A study in the “Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine” found that people who always have trouble sleeping end up spending $3,500 more per year on health care than people who sleep fine. That even takes into account other health problems people might have.