Is anyone getting enough sleep? What difference does it make? Everyone knows what it feels like when you have a rough night, but are there larger implications?
Sleep researcher, Dr. Lauren Hale, talks animatedly about the social patterning of sleep and how it contributes to a cycle of inequality in health and wellbeing. She analyses demographic, behavioural and neighbourhood data from large-scale studies to identify patterns of sleep and wellness in child, adolescent, adult and aging populations. She raises concerns about public health and social justice and presents some initial thoughts on what we can do about it.
Dr. Hale is Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University and also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Sleep Foundation.