Emerson Wickwire, PhD, director of the Insomnia Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center, joins WYPR’s Midday to talk sleep—how much we need, why we aren’t getting enough, and what healthy sleep habits we should adopt.

One in three Americans gets less than the recommended bare minimum – 7 hours – of sleep each night. That’s according to a study released earlier this year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Making due on just a few hours of sleep can lead to health problems such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and mood changes…yet, some wear their sleeplessness like a badge of honor.