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Sleep, Sleep Disorders, and Megachurches: Thursday’s Show (January 7, 2016)

On the road, at work, at school, 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, we […]

On the road, at work, at school, 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, we help insomniacs, sleepwalkers, snorers and restless sleepers among us.

On today’s show, we welcome 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: a year ago, the Hartford Institute for Religion Research determined only California (219) was home to more megachurches than Texas (207). Those numbers have just been updated. Guess who’s number one now? We discuss the growing prevalence of megachurches in Greater Houston and across Texas with Scott Thumma, Professor of Sociology of Religion at the Hartford Institute for Religion Research.

Plus: The annual Gay Christian Network Conference kicks off in Houston today and runs through the weekend. We talk with one of the panel presenters, Deborah Jian Lee, author of Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism.

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