SLEEP: WE NEED IT like the air we breathe – to function, think and stay in the best mental and physical shape possible – but what happens to people of all ages when we don’t get enough? We’ll speak with the experts about how to maximize the family zzzzz’s and we’ll learn about the adverse effects of a lack of sleep.
IN-STUDIO GUESTS: Dr. Robert Lada, director of the Providence Sleep Disorders Center, and Karen McBride a school nurse who’s spent years spreading the good sleep message to students, parents and legislators join host Shana Sheehy in the studio to talk about why sleep is necessary in the first place, to comment on recent sleep studies in the news and to offer their take on how your family can be well-rested.
DID YOU KNOW?
- The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new and additional guidelines for Safe Infant Sleep. (opens as a PDF)
- Recommended amounts of daily sleep by age (Mayo Clinic):
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