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You Don't Snooze, You Lose

A National Geographic Channel documentary reminds us to catch up on our sleep.

By Gemma TarlachOct 2, 2014 5:00 AM
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Sleepless in America

8 p.m. EDT, Nov. 30, National Geographic Channel

In our always-on, always-connected world, the one thing we as a nation skimp on is the one thing we arguably need most.

Declaring poor sleep a silent epidemic, researchers present new findings on slumber’s underrated importance and just how many of us are missing out. From increased risk of obesity to deadly drowsy driving, sleep deprivation is a public health threat — remember to tell your boss that when he catches you napping at your desk.

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