NIH research plan seeks to promote and protect sleep health – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. An estimated 50–70 million adults in the United States have chronic sleep disorders.
Twery: Sleep is a part of everyone's life.
Narrator: Dr. Michael Twery is the director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research at the NIH.
Twery: Whether you're young or old, everyone is affected by not getting enough sleep.
Narrator: Sleep deficiency and disorders are associated with a growing number of long-term health problems including a greater risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and other diseases. Dr. Twery says new research shows that sleep deficiency and disorders may be the biggest threat to health. For more information, 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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