`Dream On' If You Think You Know Everything about Sleep, Survey Says
Larson, Ruth, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Think cranking up the radio and rolling down the windows can prevent drowsiness on a long car trip?
Do you believe people need less sleep as they get older?
Wrong on both counts.
Americans spend about one-third of their lives asleep, yet most remain ignorant about the benefits of sleep and put their faith in dangerous myths about how much they need, a national survey finds.
"People have no idea how important sleep is to their lives," said Thomas Roth, an adviser to the National Sleep Foundation and director of the Sleep Disorders Center in Detroit.
The foundation surveyed some 1,027 persons between December and February and found …
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Publication information: Article title: `Dream On' If You Think You Know Everything about Sleep, Survey Says. Contributors: Larson, Ruth - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: March 26, 1998. Page number: 6. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1998 Gale Group.
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