Proper sleep plays a major role in overall health throughout the lifespan. Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, overweight and obesity, diabetes, and stroke. Recognizing and addressing sleep health issues presents opportunities for enhancing public health, and improving the well-being of the population.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Sleep Disorders Center
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Sleep Disorders Center, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, is a six-bed facility that has proudly served Northern New England for over 30 years. It is a multi-disciplinary program involving physicians and healthcare professionals from the fields of Psychiatry, Neurology, Pulmonary Medicine, Pediatrics, Behavioral Medicine, Polysomnography, and Respiratory Therapy.
In addition, the Sleep Disorders Center has a Sleep Medicine Fellowship program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), which trains physicians from different disciplines in all aspects of sleep medicine.
See below for a recent publication on sleep, featuring the work of HPRCD's PI, Anna Adachi-Mejia, PhD.
TXT me I'm only sleeping: adolescents with mobile phones in their bedroom
Fam Community Health, Oct.-Dec. 2014;vol. 37(4): pp 252-257