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Gabe Howard  &  Vincent M. Wales 


Jul 27, 2017

In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales examine the many aspects of sleep. It’s a state in which we spend a third of our lives, but many of us have poor sleeping habits. In this episode, you will learn about the amount of sleep we need, which varies with age; the effects of not getting enough of it, both on your physical and mental health; and an explanation of proper sleep hygiene and why it’s important. This episode of The Psych Central Show was produced for a Facebook Live event and the video of the podcast recording can be seen here.



[0:39]         How much sleep do we need, anyway?

[1:34]         The results of insufficient sleep.

[3:04]         How insufficient sleep affects our mental health.

[7:12]         What sleep deprivation can do to your physical health.

[8:48]         What is sleep hygiene and why is it so important?

[16:59]       A few words about sleep disorders.