Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: Sleep
August 10, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
ABC7's Emmy award-winning public affairs show, "Beyond the Headlines," provides in-depth coverage of the topics and issues facing the people of the Bay Area. Throughout the year, "Beyond the Headlines" airs half-hour specials on issues, ranging from Bay Area housing to same-sex marriage.

August 11, 2013
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

In this week's episode of "Beyond the Headlines," we examine the importance of adequate sleep and the risks associated with not getting enough rest.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic. Not only is it linked to motor vehicle accidents and occupational errors, but also chronic diseases.

We'll hear from experts in psychiatry and sleep medicine, as well as a personal story of someone who has struggled with sleep for 17 years. They'll discuss the causes of poor sleep and how to overcome improper sleep habits.

Studio Guests

Winston Chung, MD
Medical Director of Inpatient Psychiatry, California Pacific Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine
Find him on Twitter: @WinstonChungMD

Rafael Pelayo, MD
Associate Professor
The Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Kathleen Fraser
American Diabetes Association

Additional Information:
Diabetes Center, UCSF