Surgeon General Pushing for More Sleep in America
“WASHINGTON — The surgeon general of the United States is worried that we aren’t getting enough rest.
Dr. Vivek Murthy made the case that the country needs a collective nap during an appearance at the Washington Ideas Festival last week, arguing that work efficiency and lifestyle balance would benefit as a result”, writes Sam Stein in Huffington Post.
Murthy says, “As all of us know, health is deeply intertwined with culture: what we eat, how active we are, how much we sleep. These are rooted in cultural norms. When I was training in medicine for example, there was a culture in medicine that strong people didn’t need sleep, that the less you slept, the more you just powered through a tough call not on no sleep, the stronger you were. That is not helpful to have a culture that supports healthy practices like that.”
Latest posts by Physician Reviewed M.D. (see all)
- Ask The Sleep Doctor: Sleep Apnea in Child, Depression and Sleep, MVA and OSA, Morphine & Sleep - September 2, 2018
- Ask The Sleep Doctor: What about 6 Hours of Sleep? Depression and Sleep Apnea? Traveling with CPAP? - August 28, 2018
- Ask The Sleep Doctor – Sleep Apnea and ischemic optic neuropathy - August 2, 2018