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New York Sleep Medicine Specialist Discusses The Importance of Sleep

Posted on: August 13, 2013

Sleep Better: Your Life May Depend On It

By Dr. Praveen Rudraraju, Medical Director of the Center for Sleep Medicine, Northern Westchester Hospital

iStock_000014899162MediumRezSleeping poorly may seem like a mere annoyance. Sure, that’s true for the occasional night of tossing and turning. But a pattern of sleeplessness — or poor quality sleep — can be dangerous.

People don’t realize that there are numerous health benefits to good quality sleep, and they rarely understand how dangerous it is if they fail to get it.  Some of the risks of poor sleep are obvious: You’ll perform poorly at work, for example. But chronic poor sleepers are at a much higher risk of being in a driving accident.

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