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Sleep and Sleep Disorders, and Allergies: Tuesday’s Show (July 21, 2015)

On the road, at work, at school and at home — we, our friends, neighbors, co-workers and loved ones average less than seven hours of sleep each weekday. That’s a lot of sleep-deprived Houstonians. And we’re not just tired. We’re inattentive, less productive and it’s not good for us. That’s why every six months or so, […]


On the road, at work, at school and at home — we, our friends, neighbors, co-workers and loved ones average less than seven hours of sleep each weekday. That’s a lot of sleep-deprived Houstonians. And we’re not just tired. We’re inattentive, less productive and it’s not good for us.

That’s why every six months or so, Houston Matters seeks to help the insomniacs, sleepwalkers, snorers and otherwise restless sleepers among us. On this edition of the program, we welcome your questions about sleep and sleep disorders for Dr. Richard Castriotta, Medical Director of Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center’s Sleep Disorders Center and Professor and Director of the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at UT Health Medical School.

Also this hour: News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter rides the bus from downtown Houston to Galveston — a trip that underscores the challenge involved in connecting the nation’s fourth largest city with the resort town to the south.

And: We welcome your questions about seasonal and food allergies for Dr. Dat Tran, assistant professor of pediatrics at the UTHealth Medical School. He’s also an allergy and immunology specialist at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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