I ran the idea of sleep training programs by Phyllis Zee, the medical director of the Center for Circadian and Sleep Medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
“It’s a great thing,” she said. “It’s not so much training people to sleep, it’s changing the culture, and that’s important. We have had this culture where we brag about how little sleep we got and how well we can function with so little sleep. It was a badge of honor. It’s slowly shifting.”