In today’s world of lightning-fast communication and advanced technology, productivity is a priority for virtually everybody. The focus on productivity often takes away from those parts of our lives that may seem less important but are actually essential to our health, such as sleep. You may think that a few cups of coffee can compensate for a lack of sleep, but new research reveals that prolonged sleep deprivation can lead to weight gain and a slower metabolism.
This week on “Take Care,” Dr. Eve Van Cauter talks about the importance of having healthy sleeping habits for dietary and digestive health. Van Cauter is professor of medicine at the University of Chicago and director of the university’s sleep metabolism and health center.
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