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Springing Ahead You Lose One Hour of Sleep Time

Springing Ahead You Lose One Hour of Sleep Time

When was the last time you received a good night’s sleep? That means a night of seven to nine hours of deep, uninterrupted sleep. As we “spring” ahead to daylight-saving time, we lose one more hour.

The week of March 27-April 1 is National Sleep Awareness Week, and Creighton University’s Sleep Disorders Center is using the time to make people aware of the importance of sleeping. Lack of sleep impairs work performance, increases the risk for injuries and accidents, and affects mood and behavior.

Approximately 70 million people in the United States are affected by a sleep problem and about 40 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders.

Naresh A. Dewan, M.D., FCCP, medical director of Creighton's Sleep Disorders Center, is available to discuss tips on getting a good night’s rest, insight on snoring and other information on sleep habits.

There will be an open house on Friday, March 31, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the expanded Sleep Disorders Center in the lower level of the Creighton Cardiac Center.

Posted: 3/21/06