A new radio series called Wired and Tired, which will run from September 19 to September 23, will explore the effects of sleepless in all age groups, reports CBC News.

Shift work, family responsibilities, technological distractions and illness are some of the reasons some people don’t get enough sleep — but experts say a consistent lack of sleep can lead to serious health problems.

According to a 2015 UBC study, nearly 40 per cent of Canadians will suffer from a sleep disorder in their lifetimes.

In a new radio series called Wired and Tired, CBC producer Jake Costello, recipient of the Langara Read-Mercer Fellowship, explores the effects of sleeplessness across the age spectrum — from babies to seniors.

Series airs September 19 – 23

Monday Sept. 19: Why aren’t some medical procedures to aid sleep funded in B.C.?

We hear from someone with sleep apnea and a doctor who wants the B.C. Ministry of Health to catch up to other provinces in terms of treating sleep disorders.

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