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Physicians Say They Need More Sleep
Date:3/8/2008

sleep is important, too much time in bed is a common finding among insomniacs; the lack of insomnia complaints among physicians probably relates to the chronic, low-level sleep deprivation that many experience."

The survey also found that 83.6 percent of the doctors reported being in very good or excellent health, compared with 56 percent of the general population.

"Although physician sleep habits may not be ideal, physicians understand the relationship between behavior and health. Physicians are less likely to smoke, to be obese, or to be sedentary, which are all lifestyle factors that can have a negative impact on overall health," Dr. Rochelle Goldberg, of the ACCP Sleep Institute steering committee, said in a prepared statement.

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-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American College of Chest Physicians, news release, March 4, 2008


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