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Medical Monday: Sleep Deprivation and the Gift of Early-Morning Light

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

Sleep deprivation—whether missing a night's sleep or getting less sleep on a nightly basis than one needs—impairs attention, working memory, long-term memory, and decision-making. If sleep deprivation is a long-term issue, people are at a higher risk for hypertension, heart attack and stroke, obesity, and psychiatric illness.

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