KET will look Monday night at why lack of sleep is bad for your health, and offer advice on improving sleep quality

We live in a country where a third of adults report that they get less than six hours of sleep a night, which doesn’t seem like a big deal until you consider the health risks that are associated with insufficient sleep.

The next edition of KET‘s “Health Three60” will explore these risks and advise how to improve your sleep quality. The program, “Sleepless in Kentucky,” will air Monday at 10 p.m. ET.

Host Renee Shaw and guests will explore links between sleep deprivation and weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, skin issues, anxiety, concentration skills and impaired motor abilities. They will also look into how screen time (TVs and computers) affects sleep.

The show will discuss sleep apnea, treatments and what to expect in a sleep study. These issues will be examined by Jay McGuire, manager of the University of Louisville Physicians Sleep Center, and Dr. Egambaram Senthilvel, pediatric sleep specialist with University of Louisville Physicians.

The program will also examine how to improve sleeping habits by changing our sleep culture, including discussion about what can be done in schools and the workplace.

Other guests will include Dr. Phillip W. Bale of Glasgow Primary Care; Dr. Barbara Phillips, professor and medical director of the University of Kentucky Sleep Laboratory; and Dr. Mohamed A. Saad, director of the University of Louisville Physicians Sleep Center.

The series is funded in part by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. (Read more.)

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