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How Much Does Sleep Loss Affect Children And Adults? An Idaho Doctor Helps Us Understand

Emiliano Rodriguez Mega
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Quality sleep is essential to human beings. But so many Americans aren't getting enough of it. This lack of sleep has significant effects on cognitive function, which raises questions for parents of school-aged students. Idaho Matters talks with a sleep specialist from Saltzer Health who treats sleep issues, and he explains how the holidays can exacerbate these problems.

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Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.