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Between homework, school activities, chores at home, hanging with friends and maybe even a part-time job, sleep almost seems like a luxury. Far from it. The proper quantity and quality of sleep helps us stay healthy. Sleep allows our bodies to rest and our brains to re-boot. Without proper sleep, people are more likely to perform poorly at work, get in accidents, become ill or, in extreme cases, stop breathing and die. Research increasingly is showing connections between poor and insufficient sleep and disease. Sleep Diagnostic Technology involves conducting sleep studies. The Allied Health professionals in this field also are called Polysomnographers.

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