Is rest a waste of time? Many of us think so, but burning the candle at both ends has its costs. Eventually, the result is burnout along with physical and emotional exhaustion.

Balancing Rest and Activity

While sleep is crucial for good health, sleep alone may not suffice to restore health. Dr. Matthew Edlund believes that using rest deliberately, in addition to activity, provides unanticipated benefits. He tells us how to improve the efficiency of our sleep time and how to tap the power of rest.

This Week’s Guest

Matthew Edlund, M.D., is an expert on rest, sleep, performance and public health, and the author of The Power of Rest, The Body Clock Advantage, and Designed to Last. His previous articles can be found at He is the Director of the Gulf Coast Sleep Institute Center for Circadian Medicine, Sarasota, Florida.

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This archive show is scheduled for broadcast on November 29, 2014.  The podcast of this program will be available the Monday after the broadcast date, December 1, 2014.

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Air Date:November 29, 2014

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