You use it every night, but you might not put much thought into how your bed pillow is affecting your sleep, or just how important good sleep is. Dr. Lawrence Jay Epstein, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, says that insufficient sleep “reduces concentration and alertness, interferes with learning, and increases the risk of developing other health problems such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. Chronically getting an insufficient amount of sleep has been shown to result in a shorter lifespan.” Read more...