Dr. Daniel Barone presents tips for a good night's sleep for optimal health.
News about sleep is everywhere we turn, and the statistics are numbing: Some 50-70 million Americans are affected by chronic sleep disorders and intermittent sleep problems; an estimated 30-35% of adults complain of insomnia; one in every 25 Americans takes a prescription sleep medication; more than a third of American adults don’t get enough sleep on a regular basis; sleep disorders account for an estimated $16 billion in medical costs each year, plus indirect costs due to missed days of work, decreased productivity and related factors.
And questions abound: why do we need to sleep at all? What happens when we sleep? What happens to the brain? We know the brain is active when we sleep, but what about the mind? And what are dreams?
Like our bodies, our brains have very specific food requirements. Dr. Lisa Mosconi, whose research spans an extraordinary range of specialties including brain science, the microbiome, and nutritional genomics discusses the dietary needs of the brain are and notes those needs are substantially different from those of the other organs.
Dr. Silky Pahlajani discusses Alzheimer's disease: the definition, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic/confirmation testing, and who can be affected. Learn what is known about prevention, how the condition is currently treated, and what future treatments might become available.
Matthew E. Fink, M.D., the Chief of the Division of Stroke and Critical Care Neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, talks about the warning signs of stroke.
Matthew E. Fink, M.D., the Chief of the Division of Stroke and Critical Care Neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, discusses how strokes can be prevented and how these suggestions also reduce the risk of heart attacks.