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Insomnia & Sleep Hygiene: 'You definitely don't want to do anything that's going to mess up your chances of falling asleep and staying asleep.'

Insomnia & Sleep Hygiene: 'You definitely don't want to do anything that's going to mess up your chances of falling asleep and staying asleep.'

Ashley Curtis is the lab director and principal investigator at the Cognition, Aging, Sleep, and Health Lab, or CASH Lab, at the University of Missouri. She studies the relationship between sleep conditions and cognition.

She spoke about the misconceptions about insomnia and about some of the ways that sleep hygiene practices could improve everyone’s sleep health.

This piece was reported and produced by Abigail Ruhman.

'If Every Other Year is a Struggle to Get Insulin, What is My Quality of Life?'

'If Every Other Year is a Struggle to Get Insulin, What is My Quality of Life?'

Hattie Saltzman Milota and her dad, Russell Saltzman both live in the Kansas City metro area. They both have Type 1 diabetes, and since 2017, they’ve noticed a steep increase in the price of insulin – a drug they need to live.

They spoke about how these costs once kept Hattie from buying her own insulin for an entire year – and while she now has insurance that makes it affordable, how the cost of the drug is still a constant point of stress.

Both Hattie and Russell reference "Walmart Insulin." You can read more about buying insulin without a prescription in the 2015 NPR story "You Can Buy Insulin Without A Prescription, But Should You?"

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