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How Antidepressants Affect Sleep and Other Questions About Sleep

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 […]

Houston Matters microphonesOn 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.

Today, 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 director of pulmonary and sleep medicine at UT Health’s McGovern Medical School.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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