No one is immune to the deleterious effects of ignoring a good 40 winks.

The negative consequences of sleep deprivation are legion – from the inability to concentrate, to irritability, on up the spectrum to increased risk of cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s to an early demise – and people are finally getting hip to this.

And 90 percent of young people are running on a lack of sleep, according to the Huffington Post.

Dr. Thad Golden is a pulmonary and critical care physician with Carolina Health Specialists and is board certified in sleep medicine. He is also medical director of the Coastal Sleep lab in Myrtle Beach. He said that sleep medicine dovetailed with pulmonary care because of breathing issues and the nocturnal sleep disorders that go along with it.

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