We spend a third of our lives in bed, but how much do we really understand about how sleep affects us? In the past forty years, scientists have discovered that our sleep (or lack of it) can affect nearly every aspect of our waking lives. Poor sleep could be a sign of a disease, the result of a vitamin or iron deficiency, or the cause of numerous other problems. Yet many people, even medical personnel, are unaware of the dangers of poor sleep.
Enter Dr. Meir Kryger, a world authority on the science of sleep, with a comprehensive guide to the mysteries of slumber that combines detailed case studies and pragmatic advice.
Meir Kryger, MD, FRCPC, joined the Yale School of Medicine and the VA Connecticut Health System, in November 2011. Previously he was Professor of Medicine, University of Manitoba where he established the first clinical laboratory studying patients with sleep breathing problems in Canada.
Dr. Kryger was the first to diagnose and report obstructive sleep apnea in North America. His laboratory elucidated the interaction between heart failure and sleep respiration, publishing the first systematic study of oxygen in this condition.
Dr. Kryger has published more than 200 research articles and book chapters. He is the chief editor of the most widely used textbook in sleep medicine, The Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, and is the author of A Woman’s Guide to Sleep Disorders, The Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine, and Kryger’s Sleep Medicine Review.
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