Sleep and pregnancy – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. What is sleep?
Twery: Sleep is a fundamental requirement of life.
Narrator: Dr. Michael Twery at the NIH says if we don’t go through regular cycles of sleep and wake, or rest and activity…
Twery: The health of our cells of our tissues is compromised and we start to experience things that, processes that contribute to the risk of disease.
Narrator: He adds that sleep deprivation – not getting enough sleep – and sleep disorders are two categories of sleep disturbance that can have harmful effects. To learn more about the importance of sleep and risks of sleep interruptions, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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