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Sleep and Sleep Disorders, and Your Feedback: Houston Matters for Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

On the road, at work, at school, at home, we, our friends, neighbors, co-workers, 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. On this edition of Houston Matters, we welcome your […]

On the road, at work, at school, at home, we, our friends, neighbors, co-workers, 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.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we welcome your questions about sleep and sleep disorders — everything from snoring to sleep apnea to sleepwalking and beyond. Our guests are: 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; and Dr. Candice Alfano, Director of Sleep and Anxiety Center for Kids at the University of Houston.

Then, we welcome your feedback about Houston Matters. We’ve been on the air about a year and a half now; daily for just over a year. How are we doing so far? What would you like us to tackle more often? What would you just assume not hear another conversation about? Are we fulfilling our mission as your daily guide to the issues, ideas, people and places that define Greater Houston? Let us know. Houston Public Media’s Director of Content Capella Tucker joins us to field your suggestions for Houston Matters going forward.

And, of course, we’re closing in on the end of our fall fundraising campaign. We hope you’ll kick in a few bucks to keep this service going strong, at 888-909-0887 or www.houstonpublicmedia.org.

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