01/13/2014 10:56 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

8 Reasons Sleep Is More Important Than You Might Think

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America is chronically sleep deprived and Dr. Charles Czeisler wants to do something about it.

According to Czeisler, head of the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School, sleep is the third pillar of health, along with exercise and eating well.

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