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Science and Sleep



While the necessities of life are food, water, and shelter, many forget that sleep is just as important to survival. Humans spend one third of their lives sleeping, but when something disrupts the ability to sleep, quality of life suffers. It's estimated that 50-70 million Americans don't get enough sleep on a daily basis. Research has found that chronic sleep deprivation has been associated with a range of health-related consequences. However, by understanding the brain and sleep correlation, researchers have been able to develop behavioral and medical treatment options that help people with sleep disorders live a more restful and healthy life.


Special Thanks to: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Exceptional Care in the Heart of Chicago

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of the country’s premier academic medical centers and is the primary teaching hospital of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Northwestern Memorial and its Prentice Women’s Hospital and Stone Institute of Psychiatry have 897 beds along with 1,424 affiliated physicians and 6,464 employees. Northwestern Memorial is recognized for providing state-of-the-art patient care and exemplary clinical and surgical advancements in the areas of cardiothoracic and vascular care, gastroenterology, neurology and neurosurgery, oncology, organ and bone marrow transplantation, and women’s health. For seven years running, Northwestern Memorial has been rated among the nation’s “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” by Working Mother magazine and has been chosen by Chicagoans for more than a decade as their “most preferred hospital” according to the National Research Corporation’s annual survey.
For more information please visit: www.nmh.org


Special Thanks to: Wisconsin Sleep
A Patient-Centered Program

Located in Madison, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Sleep is a collaboration between the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation, Inc. (UWMF), and Meriter Hospital, Inc. (Meriter). This innovative program combines the strength of experienced faculty physicians of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and the latest technology--including one of the world's only high-density EEG scanners-- to create a truly comprehensive range of sleep-related patient services.
For more information please visit: www.wisconsinsleep.org


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