By Staff Editor, May 22, 2018
“To sleep, perchance to dream, ay, there’s the rub.” Unfortunately, the lament of Shakespeare’s Hamlet remains all too true for as many as 70 million Americans who experience some type of sleeping disorder, says noted psychiatrist and sleep medicine specialist, Alex Dimitriu, MD.
“Getting a sufficient amount of sleep is closely associated with good physical and mental health and overall quality of life. Most adults require between seven hours and nine hours of sleep daily,” says Dr. Dimitriu, founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine center. Yet, the American Sleep Association (ASA) indicates that 35 percent of adults in the United States report achieving fewer than seven hours of sleep a night.
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