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The Power of Sleep: Why Humans Can't Stop Snoozing

November 15, 2012

HMS Division of Sleep Medicine researcher Dr. Robert Stickgold was featured on PBS NewsHour discussing his research on the function of sleep and the effects of sleep deprivation. In this episode, which looks at how sleep effects physical and mental health, Dr. Stickgold explained that sleep and dreaming play a role in learning and daytime performance, and discussed the negative impact of sleep deprivation on metabolism and the immune system.

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