In my experience, you can have the best diet in the world, have the best exercise program and be free from emotional stress, but if you aren't sleeping well, for whatever reason, it is virtually impossible to be healthy.
In this interview, Dr. Rubin Naiman -- a clinical psychologist, author, teacher, and the leader in integrative medicine approaches to sleep and dreams -- , explains the importance of this crucial aspect of health.
Dr. Naiman earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Alliant University in San Diego.
During the 1990's, he served as the sleep and dream specialist at Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Tucson for 10 years, where he created the first formal sleep laboratory outside of a hospital setting. Dr. Andrew Weil was also on the staff at that time.
Later, he served as director of sleep programs for Miraval Resort. For more information on Dr. Naiman, please see his web site, www.drnaiman.com .