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NetWellness & ideastream - Sleep: a Wake-Up Call

- a new kind of partnership -

ideastream in collaboration with NetWellness and other multimedia partners presents Sleep: a Wake-Up Call

NetWellness and ideastream are partnering to bring more understanding to the health and medical issues you care about. Launched in 1995, NetWellness is a consumer information website from Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati. ideastream is a non-profit public broadcasting organization including WVIZ/PBS, 90.3 WCPN, WCLV and other educational and public service media. Sleep: a Wake-Up Call is part of ideastream’s ongoing multiple-media coverage on important health issues presented in collaboration with The Plain Dealer and NetWellness. Through this partnership, you will be able to explore ideastream’s programs as NetWellness puts in-depth information at your fingertips.

Sleep: a Wake-Up Call

In collaboration with NetWellness, The Plain Dealer and the City Club of Cleveland present a multiple media exploration of sleep and why many of us don't get enough of it. This special coverage will examine everything from shift-work to sleep walking, snoring to cat-naps, dreaming to insomnia.  We'll also journey into the brain and body to understand what exactly happens in and to our bodies when we are sleeping. Check out the live panel discussion.

The United States faces a national sleep deficit and it's getting worse. The Center for Disease Control calls insufficient sleep an epidemic that's affecting our health, safety, mood and efficiency. It has links to high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity, anger and more. Most adults need 7 1/2 to 8 hours sleep each night and teens need 9 hours. But two-thirds of Americans who responded to a survey earlier this year by the National Sleep Foundation said their sleep needs are not being met; 43% say they "rarely or never get a good night's sleep on weeknights." Why? Among the causes: the pervasive use of communications technology in the hour before bed, alcohol use and the lack of regularity in sleep schedules.

What can be done? Sleep: A Wake-Up Call is a multiple media exploration of sleep and why many of us don't get enough of it. This special coverage will examine everything from shift-work to sleep walking, snoring to cat-naps, dreaming to insomnia, and look at the brain and body to understand what exactly happens in and to our bodies when we are sleeping.

Learn more about WCPN & WVIZ Sleep: A Wake-Up Call programs and find additional in-depth information from NetWellness here:

Additional programming is available on ideastream's websites: WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN.

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Last Reviewed: Feb 25, 2014