Friday, January 23, 2009

Sleep Prescribed for President Obama

Doctor’s orders: The new president needs to get some sleep.

FOX News reports that
President Obama likely got little more than an hour of sleep Tuesday night. After attending 10 inaugural balls, Obama got to work on Wednesday for his first full day in office.

FOX contacted three doctors to get health advice for the president. At the top of the list? More sleep.

“The 3 a.m. emergency phone call aside, if you don’t get your 7 hours of sleep a night, recent studies have shown your risk of heart disease, stroke, weight gain, diabetes and cancer go up,” Dr. Marc Siegel told FOX. “Lack of sleep interferes with thinking as well."

Dr. Keith Ablow agreed. He warned that cutting back on sleep could cause problems for the president.

“Ultimately, it’s going to be too much of a risk to his health,” he said.

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