Matthew Wolf-Meyer

University of California, Santa Cruz

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Professor of Anthropology at the University of California Santa Cruz and author of The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life

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If you suffer from insomnia, you are hardly alone. More than half of Americans between 13 and 64 have trouble falling to sleep every night.

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If you suffer from insomnia, you are hardly alone. More than half of Americans between 13 and 64 have trouble falling to sleep every night.

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