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To Sleep, or Not to Sleep, That is the Question*

Ayas, Najib T. MD, MPH; Malhotra, Atul MD; Parthsarathy, Sairam MD

doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31828ce8c0

Department of MedicineUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouver, Canada

Department of MedicineBrigham and Womens Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolBoston, MA

Department of MedicineUniversity of ArizonaTucson, AZ

“Also, I could finally sleep. And this was the real gift, because when you cannot sleep, you cannot get yourself out of the ditch—there’s not a chance.” – Elizabeth Gilbert from Eat, Pray, Love

*See also p. 1637.

Dr. Malhotra has received grant support from NIH and AHA, and has previously consulted for Respironics. Dr. Parthasarathty has received grant support from NIH NHLBI and has received travel reimbursements from the American Academy of Sleep, American Thoracic Society, and NIH. Dr. Ayas has disclosed that he does not have any potential conflicts of interest.

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