Although most people spend about a third of their time in bed, all too often people struggle to get deep and restful sleep. Sleep is essential to our bodies for maintaining mental and physical health, and it helps to repair and restore our brains. It’s reported that 50 to 70 million Americans have chronic sleep disorders, with the most common sleep disorders being insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and narcolepsy.
Today the doctor is in to answer your questions about sleep, and how to know when you need help from a medical professional to prevent health issues related to sleep disruptions.
Kin M. Yuen, M.D., M.S.Dr. Kin Yuen is a board-certified physician in sleep medicine working with Bay Sleep Clinic. She is an assistant professor at UCSF and Adjunct associate professor at Stanford University.She completed her Master of Science degree in Health Services Research and her post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University.Her research interests include sleep disorders especially in women and children, cardiac arrhythmia, and the use of medical devices in sleep.