Dr. Raj Dasgupta, a sleep doctor at the University of Southern California, agreed it's a "hot topic" and noted that Oklahoma isn't the first state to look into the balance between treating sleep disorders, the cost and how to pay for it. “I think when we talk about sleep, we know it’s essential,” he said. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine doesn’t track how many people seek sleep treatment, though Dasgupta said 20 million Americans have sought help for sleep apnea alone.
We recently talked to a Keck Medicine of USC professor of clinical medicine and fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Raj Dasgupta, to see how Huffington's regimen aligns with what we know about the science of sleep. In her book and in interviews, Huffington has spoken about the importance of carving out a period of transition between the state of being wakeful and alert and being calm and ready for sleep. "My own ritual," Huffington recently told "Access Hollywoo