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What's Health Got to Do with It?

Unlocking the secrets of quality sleep


Many people underestimate the restorative power of sleep. Quality sleep is crucial for overall health and cognitive function.

Our guest today is Dr. Eti Ben-Simon, a neuroscientist in the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California Berkeley. Simon’s research focuses on the social and emotional effects of sleep loss on the brain and other parts of the body

Many factors must be considered when attempting to improve sleep practices. Daylight saving time may initially disrupt sleep, but adapting to the change minimizes disruptions. Recognizing the significant connection between sleep and mental health can have a positive effect on conditions such as anxiety and depression. Understanding the risks and benefits of sleep aids is crucial.

Board-certified sleep medicine specialist Dr. Dennis Soresso from Florida Sleep Solutions in Jacksonville offers valuable tips for assessing whether we’re getting sufficient sleep.

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Kathy Waterman joined WJCT News 89.9 as associate producer after graduating from the University of North Florida with a degree in multimedia journalism. She was previously a production intern on the station's talk shows.