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.
Do you have a sound or noise that helps you fall asleep? It turns out that sound plays a big role in brain activity and brain wave synchronization even while you're sleeping. Join host Ben Kieffer to explore the role of noise in good and bad sleep. The guest is Neurologist Dr. Eric Dyken of the University of Iowa Sleep Disorders Center. Our sleep doctor will also answer your questions.
What keeps you awake at night? This hour on River to River, Ben Kieffer talks with neurologist Dr. Eric Dyken of the University of Iowa Sleep Disorder Center. We'll hear about a new study on restless leg syndrome being conducted at the University of Iowa, a study linking sleep apnea to cancer and new research showing that most managers sleep with their smartphones. Dyken also tells us about how sleeping with a spouse can be beneficial.
If you’re having trouble getting shuteye, here’s something else to keep you awake at night - a new study that links common sleeping pills to a higher risk of death. Join host Ben Kieffer as he talks with neurologist and director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the University of Iowa, Dr. Eric Dyken. They’ll also talk about the connections between memory and sleep.