Why We Sleep. Dr. Michael Twery, director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research at NIH’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, discusses many facets of sleep and the research being done on the subject at NIH. He says, sleep is a mystery but research is opening lots of doors to knowing much more about it. He says, “Sleep originates with the timing of our biological clock. The biological clock operates in almost all of our tissues.” A particular region of the brain called the suprachiasmatic nucleus, he says, operates as the master biological clock and that is just the beginning of his conversation with Dr. B.
Speaking of Health with Dr. B
David G. Borenstein, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine, The George Washington University Medical Center Partner, Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates, the largest rheumatology practice based in Maryland and Washington, DC.
Dr. Borenstein joined the rheumatology faculty at The George Washington University Medical Center in 1978 and rose to the rank of Professor of Medicine and Neurological Surgery and was the Director of The Spine Center for 6 years. Dr. Borenstein is the author or co-author of more than 100 journal articles and books including Heal Your Back (2011) and Back in Control (2003); and three medical textbooks. Dr. Borenstein is listed in the Best Doctors in America, Who’s Who in America, and named a “top doctor” by Washingtonian Magazine. He was formally the President of the American College of Rheumatology.