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Health Watch: Sleep Clinics

Columbus C.E.O. magazine

Americans are busy—busy with their jobs, their families, their many electronic devices—and one of the first and most certain casualties of this busyness is sleep. Life choices often lead to poor diet and less exercise, which further compound the problem. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 35 percent of Americans are sleep-deprived—a condition that is linked to decreased job performance, fatal car accidents and a slew of long-term health problems. The medical community is addressing this growing epidemic by making it easier for people to have sleep problems diagnosed and treated. Dr's. Meena Khan and Rami Khayat, physicians at the Wexner Medical Center of The Ohio State University, are quoted.