Family Meeting: Sleep

4 segments

WNYC is launching a new crowdsourcing sleep project called Clock Your Sleep. In today’s family meeting, we’ll look at why sleep is necessary and healthy, and yet, why it’s often so hard to get a good night’s slumber. Insomniacs, day sleepers and even those of you who get eight hours a night like clockwork are all welcome! Carl Bazil, professor of clinical neurology and director of the Division of Epilepsy and Sleep at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, takes your calls and explains why a good night’s sleep is crucial for good health. Then: WNYC’s John Keefe explains how the station’s Clock Your Sleep project works. Plus: Shelby Harris, the director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at Montefiore Medial Center, hears your solutions to your sleep struggles and offers some of her own; and coping strategies from those of you who work strange hours.