03/08/2012 08:13 am ET

Harvard Professor Explains Link Between Lack Of Sleep And Doctors' Mistakes (VIDEO)

As part of National Sleep Awareness Week, the National Sleep Foundation's annual campaign to remind people about the importance and value of sleep, The Huffington Post and The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health collaborated on a live webcast event titled "Fighting the Clock: How America's Sleep Deficit is Damaging Longterm Health."

In this highlight from the event, Charles Czeisler, M.D. Ph.D., chief of the division of sleep medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, explains why the medical profession doesn't set a very good example when it comes to getting the sleep you need. Watch the video above to hear the surprising statistics about what those 30-hour hospital shifts do to the chances that doctors will make serious mistakes.

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