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(NECN) - We all know how important sleep is for our health, but in the nearly two weeks since the Boston bombing attack, many people are having trouble with that.
Dr. Suzanne Bertisch, sleep expert at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center joins NECN to talk about the impact lost sleep could have.
“I think it’s normal to have sleep interruptions after any type of event, especially such a tragic and unexpected event that really makes us be more fearful and makes us feel less safe in our natural, normal, everyday environment,” she said.
Whether it’s a real or perceived threat, it still impacts the mind, which can impact sleep.
She says helpful sleep strategies including talking to family and friends about your feelings and turning off screens when you sleep.
Watch the attached video for more.