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Dr. Joseph Ojile talks about long-term effects of sleep deprivation

5:25 PM, Feb 8, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - When you think of people who are sleep deprived, you probably think of medical residents or shift workers. But mothers of newborns are often some of the most sleep-starved among us.

Now, a new study shows it's not just sleep deprivation, but the fragmented sleep they're getting that can have long ranging effects on their health and how they function during the day.

Dr. Joseph Ojile from the Clayton Sleep Institute joined First @ 4 Friday to talk more about what the lack of sleep can mean.

Click the video player above to hear what he had to say.

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