New Study on Sleep Deprivation

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Many of us had to drag ourselves out of bed this morning after losing an hour yesterday to Daylight Saving Time. While we struggle to readjust our sleep schedules, it’s worth noting just how detrimental even a little less sleep can be. One study released last week found that losing just 30 minutes of sleep each day boosted the risk of diabetes by 17%. That’s in line with a growing body of research that links sleep debt to obesity and diabetes. We learn more about the scary science of sleep deprivation.

Credits

Guest:
Esra Tasali - University of Chicago Medicine

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal