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Title Dead Tired: Planet Insomnia - Ep 2 of 2 / Director: Scott, Paul
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2010
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Description 1 streaming video file (52 min. 23 sec.) ; 317405444 bytes
Summary The American Sleep Foundation reports that sleep deprivation, not cancer or coronary illness, now constitutes the number one killer in the Western World. It is estimated that 1/3 of the population suffer from insomnia during their lives while another 1/3 are dangerously sleep deprived. Experts claim that unless we radically shift our attitudes towards sleep we are heading towards a medical meltdown. In Dead Tired, new medical studies will reveal what many scientists have long believed - that sleep deprivation can trigger and exacerbate many diseases including heart disease, obesity, diabetes and even depression. Tonight's episode investigates how sleep deprivation causes sickness and death. (Commissioned by SBS, in English) (Documentary Series) (Final) PG CC WS
Event Broadcast 2010-02-11 at 13:30:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Hypnotics.
Insomnia -- Age factors.
Insomnia -- Psychological aspects.
Sleep deprivation.
Sleep -- Physiological aspects.
Form Streaming video
Author Bourque, Calvin, contributor
Czeisler, Charles, contributor
Dawson, Todd, contributor
Dopp, Richard, contributor
Grunstein, Ron, contributor
Lack, Leon, contributor
Lotter, Gill, contributor
Lotter, Neil, contributor
Scott, Paul, director
Swifte, Yasmin, contributor
Voelkel, Tom, contributor
Vuletic, Jennifer, cast
Wilson, Janine, contributor