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Sleep — or Lack of It — Becomes Marketer's Dream

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Sleep — or Lack of It — Becomes Marketer's Dream

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Sleep — or Lack of It — Becomes Marketer's Dream

Sleep — or Lack of It — Becomes Marketer's Dream

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'The Sleep Industrial Complex'

From horsehair and foam mattresses to drugs to sleep therapy, American merchants are trying to profit from sleep-related products in the way that diet and exercise products have paid off.

Jon Mooallem, who wrote a story in the New York Times Sunday magazine about the "sleep industrial complex," speaks with Liane Hansen.

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