Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee

Radio Show for June 17

Posted on 17 Jun 2012 - 9:04 AM by Dr. Brian Wind

This week the Sleep Doctors will discuss Sleep Health’s “Healthy People 2020 Sleep Objectives”, which include such important topics as increasing the awareness and diagnosis of sleep apnea, decreasing motor vehicle accidents due to drowsy driving, and ensuring adequate sleep time for adolescents and adults. The Sleep Doctors will review methods by which these goals may be accomplished. Tune in to hear more about this important topic!

The show will begin with Sleep in the News.

SLEEP IN THE NEWS

We’ll begin with an article from HealthyPeople.gov on the importance of sleep.  Specifically, the article notes that 25% US adults report insufficient sleep or poor rest at least 15 out of every 30 nights.  You can read the whole article at the following link.
 
Sleep Health


We’ll take your calls at 615-737-9986 or 866-SLEEP20.  If time permits, we’ll review these listener emails:
 
Email from Listener Lana

Can you give me any information about going without sleep for an extended period versus constant sleep interruption. I listened to the last 30 minutes of the show this morning and heard you address the lack of sleep among EMS workers but only from a sleep deprivation point. I have been in EMS for 25 years and have not slept through the night in all that time. While I no longer work on an ambulance and deal with getting up in the middle of the night to alarm tones or ringing phones, I am an extremely light sleeper and the night noises such as the house creaking from settling or ambient temperature changes will wake me with a start. I am able to go back to sleep pretty quickly but I am awake several times every night. One of the times is always 3am. I am a 57 year old female and of course my hormones are in the throes of death. I was curious as to whether interrupted sleep such as mine was better ot worse than no sleep. love your show.
 

Email from Listener Sean

I feel amazing!!  My body seems to have adjusted to CPAP and I have never felt better.  My sleep and energy are at levels that are foreign to me! I just wanted to extend another thanks to you personally, Dr. Noah, Dennis and the staff for all that you have done to help me.  You went beyond the normal “doctor duty” by accepting/responding to my email queries. I am “cured” of my sleep disturbances.


The show will also have a trivia question and the wildly popular Sleep Doctors Sentence Completion Game!  Tune in and call in!  Sunday morning at 9am.