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Need Sleep; Success Stories and Expert Bites

12/09/2008

Teases and segments for: -Barbra's Sleep Makeover -Lou's Killer Shift -Sheila's Balancing Act and expert bites Barbra's Sleep Makeover (5:18) This night shift nurse found that taking small steps to get better sleep helped her to improve her overall health. Lou's Killer Shift (8:40) Better work shifts and sleep schedules have improved the health and safety of the Philadelphia police force. Sheila's Balancing Act (3:50) This working mom found that the secret to career success and harmony at home was attending to her family's (and her own) sleep needs. Sleep Deprivation and Disease Risk (0:28) Dr. Lawrence J. Epstein discusses the relationship between sleep deprivation and disease risk. Sleep Deprivation, Weight Gain, and Diabetes (1:08) Dr. Ann E. Rogers discusses the relationship between sleep deprivation, weight gain, and diabetes. Sleep and Mood (0:49) Dr. Lawrence J. Epstein describes the relationship between sleep and mood. Sleep and Memory (1:10) Dr. Robert Stickgold discusses the effect sleep has on memory. Sleep Deprivation and Judgment (1:01) Dr. Christopher Landrigan explains the effect that sleep deprivation has on judgment. Extended Work Shifts (1:22) Dr. Charles Czeisler discusses the hazards of extended work shifts. How Much Sleep We Need (1:04) Dr. Lawrence J. Epstein discusses ways to determine individual sleep needs. Improving Sleep (2:50) Dr. Lawrence J. Epstein discusses strategies to achieve adequate sleep. Sleep Medications (0:59) Dr. Christopher P. Landrigan discusses when medication might be advised to overcome difficulties sleeping. Shift Work and Sleep (1:26) Dr. Lawrence J. Epstein discusses why shift workers are at risk for having problems with their sleep. Sleep and Work (1:12) Dr. Christopher P. Landrigan discusses the relationship between work schedules and productivity.


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Series
Need Sleep
Program
Success Stories and Expert Bites
Series Description

Need Sleep?: Steps you can take to get good sleep and improve health, work, and life is the second in a projected series of Web sites produced by the Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine and WGBH Educational Foundation. The overall goal of this project is to translate research in medical and scientific topics on sleep in a way that makes them accessible and useful to the general audience. Both organizations are doing this in the hope that accurate information presented clearly will help individuals improve their sleep, a vital component of human health.

Web site address: healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/need-sleep/

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In this module, the focus is specifically on the causes, consequences, and responses to insufficient sleep. A production team of video, multimedia, and editorial staff worked to create the videos, essays, and interactive activities on this site—at the direction of researchers and physicians at the Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine (DSM).

The site includes video, essays, interactive activities, and many additional references, resources, and links. All of the material on this site has been written by professional science writers at WGBH Educational Foundation, under the direction of the module editor of the DSM, Dr. Christopher Landrigan, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Division’s Educational initiative, Dr. Stuart Quan. The site's content has been reviewed by members of the DSM faculty, as well as by an external editorial board. Series release date: 12/31/2008

Program Description

Teases and segments for: -Barbra's Sleep Makeover -Lou's Killer Shift -Sheila's Balancing Act and expert bites

See Individual Titles for additional assets.

Barbra's Sleep Makeover (5:18) This night shift nurse found that taking small steps to get better sleep helped her to improve her overall health.

Lou's Killer Shift (8:40) Better work shifts and sleep schedules have improved the health and safety of the Philadelphia police force.

Sheila's Balancing Act (3:50) This working mom found that the secret to career success and harmony at home was attending to her family's (and her own) sleep needs.

Sleep Deprivation and Disease Risk (0:28) Dr. Lawrence J. Epstein discusses the relationship between sleep deprivation and disease risk.

Sleep Deprivation, Weight Gain, and Diabetes (1:08) Dr. Ann E. Rogers discusses the relationship between sleep deprivation, weight gain, and diabetes.

Sleep and Mood (0:49) Dr. Lawrence J. Epstein describes the relationship between sleep and mood.

Sleep and Memory (1:10) Dr. Robert Stickgold discusses the effect sleep has on memory.

Sleep Deprivation and Judgment (1:01) Dr. Christopher Landrigan explains the effect that sleep deprivation has on judgment.

Extended Work Shifts (1:22) Dr. Charles Czeisler discusses the hazards of extended work shifts.

How Much Sleep We Need (1:04) Dr. Lawrence J. Epstein discusses ways to determine individual sleep needs.

Improving Sleep (2:50) Dr. Lawrence J. Epstein discusses strategies to achieve adequate sleep.

Sleep Medications (0:59) Dr. Christopher P. Landrigan discusses when medication might be advised to overcome difficulties sleeping.

Shift Work and Sleep (1:26) Dr. Lawrence J. Epstein discusses why shift workers are at risk for having problems with their sleep.

Sleep and Work (1:12) Dr. Christopher P. Landrigan discusses the relationship between work schedules and productivity.

Duration

00:40:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Creators
Smith, Arthur R. (Series Producer)
Tonkonogy, Amy (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Need Sleep; Success Stories and Expert Bites,” 12/09/2008, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 2, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8FDAA01352134F6ABF74EEF4B76AA999.
MLA: “Need Sleep; Success Stories and Expert Bites.” 12/09/2008. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 2, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8FDAA01352134F6ABF74EEF4B76AA999>.
APA: Need Sleep; Success Stories and Expert Bites. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8FDAA01352134F6ABF74EEF4B76AA999
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