A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that those who worked close to windows slept better and longer than those who didn’t. Dr. Eric Dyken, a sleep expert, says this has to do with our bodies' circadian rhythms.
Not only are the days getting colder, but they are also getting darker. Today on River To River, host Ben Kieffer talks with sleep doctor, Dr. Eric Dyken, about the effect of darker nights on your sleeping habits. They also discuss the correlation between sleep and dementia, a new study that shows the brain clears our harmful toxins while you sleep, and how sleep plays a role in diabetes risk.
Dr. Dyken is the Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Is National Napping Day on your calendar? Neurologist Dr. Eric Dyken--"The Sleep Doctor"--returns to "River to River" to talk discuss napping. He'll also give some sleep advice as we go into daylight saving time this weekend.
Abnormal pauses in breathing during sleep may be a symptom of a common disorder called sleep apnea.
Neurologist Dr. Eric Dyken, the director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the UIHC, answers your questions about sleep apnea and seasonal affective disorder as well as the warning signs and what treatments are available.