NIH research plan seeks to promote and protect sleep health – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Scientific advances are linking sleep problems to health and safety risks.
Twery: Not setting aside enough time to satisfy the need for sleep or staying awake too long seems to be the most common problem.
Narrator: Dr. Michael Twery, director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research at the NIH, says those who feel sleepiness is a burden to their daily activities have to tell their doctor because the physician may not see the problem during a visit, even with routine tests.
Twery: There is no blood test for a sleep problem.
Narrator: For more on sleep deficiency and disorders, 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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