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Connections: How to get better sleep

Mar 15, 2017

When you think about the keys to good health, you probably think of diet and exercise -- but what about sleep? Scientists say getting the recommended amount of sleep is the most effective way to stay healthy. Plus, research shows that a consistent lack of sleep can increase your risk of developing diseases that can lead to early death. So, in a society that often labels sleep as unproductive, how do we create better sleep?

We talk about a range of sleep-related topics with our guests:

  • Dr. Heidi Connolly, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong
  • Beth Hoh, licensed clinical social worker at University of Rochester Medical Center, and member of URMC’s Sleep Disorders Clinic