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November 24, 2014 // By Greg Richter // Comments

Give Thanks for Healthy Sleep this Thanksgiving Weekend

Sleep Medicine

Sigrid_VeaseyA traditional Thanksgiving is often filled with parades, football, long travel commutes, and sharing time with relatives and friends -- all culminating with a great feast in reflection of giving thanks.

It’s this great feast – including a day of snacking and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a large dinner and dessert, with coffee and/or alcohol – that can lead to big sleep problems later, says Sigrid C. Veasey, MD, professor of Medicine and member of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology.

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