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New science shows that sleep is essential to our mental and physical health — and most of us aren’t getting enough. Jason Karp is a successful hedge-fund manager and restaurateur with a close-knit family and a deep respect for work-life balance. Today, his world is cruising along quite nicely. More than a decade ago, though, he was in near-constant overdrive — and dangerously close to crashing. Karp graduated at the top of his class at Wharton business school. He was the youngest person to make partner in his elite financial firm. He had a great deal of ambition and a nearly unquenchable thirst for knowledge.
“There’s plenty of time for sleep in the grave!” That’s what my best friend used to say in college, so we spent four years running on way too little sleep. Whether we were up late studying or partying, sleep was the lowest priority. Now I’m older, wiser and an avid sleeper! Here’s why sleep has become a top priority:
Dr L : You’ve become quite the advocate for mind-body medicine. Was there a major turning point that left you questioning the conventional approach to medicine? When I was working with sick patients from the inner city of Chicago, it made sense that they weren’t healthy. They ate poorly, smoked, drank, and never exercised. But then I took a job at an integrative medicine practice in posh Marin County, where my patients religiously followed organic, vegan diets, worked out with personal trainers, got 8 hours of sleep every night, took their vitamins, and spent a fortune on the best health care money can buy - and they were still sick. It got me wondering, what if there’s more to health than what they taught me in medical school?