"You can't sacrifice sleep for a protracted period of time and get away with it," says Dr. Anthony Panettiere. Extended lack of sleep can increase mood problems, risk of accidents, and sometimes cause medical issues like heart disease and dementia.
See more video clips with Dr. Panettiere.
Produced by Sharon Ladin and Ashley Gilleland, BrainLine.
About the author: Anthony Panettiere, MD
Anthony Panettiere, MD is neurologist and sleep medicine physician at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He is a retired Navy Captain who served 25 years on active duty.