Meir Kryger, MD, tells WTNH that not getting the right amount of sleep or the right kind of sleep can actually interfere with the ability to earn a living.

“New mothers, for example, with brand new babies at home are tremendously sleep deprived and some of them will knowingly drive their car, knowing they are very sleepy. That’s really bad judgment and they’ll do that with the baby in the car,” said Kryger.