Blog post by NCSDR director describes importance of sleep

Earlier this week in a post on the HHS blog, Michael Twery, PhD, director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, addressed the question, “Why is sleep important?” Dr. Twery noted that research has given us “an increasingly sophisticated understanding of how the rhythm of sleep and wakefulness is necessary for the biological function in every organ,” and he emphasized that we should consider sleep to be as important as nutrition and exercise.

In conjunction with the recent broadcast on the National Geographic Channel of the documentary Sleepless in America, the National Institutes of Health has compiled on the NIH and Sleepless in America webpage the sleep-related resources available from many NIH institutes and centers.


Watch the National Geographic Channel documentary “Sleepless in America”:

2017-08-25T15:19:05+00:00 December 30th, 2014|Professional Development|