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Health is Wealth-Sleep: A Superpower


Roughly 40 per cent of Canadians will experience a sleep disorder during their lifetime, which can lead to serious health risks over time, according to sleep research. Long working days, social and family responsibilities, irregular shift work and illness can lead to self-imposed sleep restriction, while an untreated or undiagnosed physiological condition may cause a chronic disorder that disrupts the quantity or quality of sleep. One of the more common disorders is sleep apnea, a condition in which an individual stops breathing during sleep, sometimes hundreds of times a night. Dr. Pargat Singh Bhurji talks with Harjinder Thind to discuss sleep, the lack of sleep, sleep apnea among other sleep related issues.