Ideally, humans spend about a third of their lifespan sleeping. While children need more sleep for growth and development, most adults require 7 to 9 hours of rest per night.
About 33 percent of Texans surveyed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2014 said they sleep less than 7 hours in a 24-hour period.
From insomnia to sleep apnea, what are the most common sleep disorders? What are the symptoms and how can they be treated?
What are some common misconceptions about getting "good sleep"? How can you change personal sleep habits for the better?
- James Andry, M.D., co-medical director of Sleep Therapy & Research Center and director of Texas School of Sleep Medicine & Technology
- Lawrence Epstein, M.D., past president for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, president and CEO of the Welltrinsic Sleep Network, and Medical Director of clinical sleep medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Jeanne Duffy, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and neuroscientist for the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham and Women's Hospital