Under-Recognized Public Health Problems
Lauren Hale Keynotes - The Lauren Hale talks on sleep deprivation and disorders position this health problem as a public...
Dr. Lauren Hale's Sleep Deprivation Talk is on Disparities
The Associate Professor of Preventative Medicine identifies three prevalent problems such as adequate sleep duration, sleep apnea and insomnia, the latter two affecting a concerning percent of the United States population. She notes socially disadvantaged people are at a higher risk of sleep deprivation and disorders due to a disparity in education, living area and race. Other relevant factors are social and romantic relationships, employment, the American lifestyle and mental health.
Dr. Hale's sleep deprivation talk advocates policy change as a solution to this often cyclical problem.