Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee

Sleep Doctor Radio Show Broadcast for October 14th, 2012

Posted on 14 Oct 2012 - 2:00 PM by Dr. Brian Wind

TOPIC: On the next Sleep Doctors, we will discuss a new finding on the impact of poor sleep on pregnant women and their unborn children. We will also review some recent research on shift work, and a study on how sleeping pills may affect driving. Tune in to the Sleep Doctors for important information about these and other sleep related topics!

On the next Sleep Doctors, we will discuss a new finding on the impact of poor sleep on pregnant women and their unborn children. We will also review some recent research on shift work, and a study on how sleeping pills may affect driving. Tune in to the Sleep Doctors for important information about these and other sleep related topics!

Sleep in the News

Can your sleep actually affect your unborn child?  The short answer is yes. Find out more as we discuss the findings of this recent study.

Sleep Apnea & Pregnancy: A Dangerous Combo

How Does Light Exposure Affect Your Health? We discuss circadian rhythm and the link to your overall health.

Study Explains Why the Circadian Rhythm Affects Health

Take anything to help you sleep? Be careful if you are planning on driving.

Sleeping Pills May Increase Driving Risk

Dear Sleep Doctors

This week our question comes from Pam. She writes:

Dear Sleep Doctors,

I am writing to ask your opinion about Melatonin.  We have given it to our 10 year old for over three years (or more) and now are giving it to our 7 year old - both 3mg each evening.
I continue to worry about long-term effects.  I’m wondering if I am ruining them for life. Would you mind reading the article below and giving me your feedback?

Sincerely, Pam

Want to hear the Sleep Doctors answer? Tune in Sunday at 9 am on Supertalk 99.7 WTN Nashville.

Want to learn more about melatonin? Click here:

Doctors Warn Parents About Melatonin for Kids

Is Melatonin Safe for Children?


Thanks for reading our blog and listening to the show. We appreciate you and look forward to answering your sleep question. Until next time, pleasant dreams!