Science of Sleep:
Expert Sleep Research & Education for Everyone

Live Webinar and Q&A series

(recordings available as a podcast)
Tuesdays at 7:30pm EST

Upcoming session:

Overcoming Insomnia:
Say Goodnight to Troubled Sleep

Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 7:30pm EST / 4:30pm PST

Dr. Sara Nowakowsky, PhD, CBSM, DBSM
Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, Section of Health Services Research and Sleep Medicine. IQUEST Investigator, MEDVAMC

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Format & Agenda:

Overcoming Insomnia

  • Introductions (5 mins)
  • Talk on sleep, insomnia, & behavioural changes to help improve sleep (10-20 mins)
  • Audience Q&A (15-30 mins)

Dr. Sara Nowakowski

Dr. Sara Nowakowski is a licensed Clinical Psychologist certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. She is an Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine Section and she treats patients with insomnia and other sleep disorders

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Science of Sleep:
Science, research, and Q&A about all things sleep

  • Anatomy of sleep & sleep stages: What brain structures and processes are involved when your head hits the pillow? How do REM, light sleep, and deep sleep help you be at your best in the morning?
  • Sleep facts & myths: Does your body get used to getting less sleep? How does melatonin impact bedtime and wakeup? Can you train yourself or your kids to be better sleepers?
  • Sleep and children: What does "good sleep" look like at each stage of a child's development? How does sleep impact growth and learning? How can you help improve your child's sleep?
  • How to improve your sleep: Learn the habits, routines, and environmental factors that will help improve your sleep quality, starting today.
  • Sleep and performance: How much does sleep duration and quality impact daily performance, thinking, and memory? What kind of a difference does sleep actually have on your waking hours? How can you optimize to make every day your best?
  • The state of sleep research and latest sleep science discoveries: Can you communicate with someone who is lucid dreaming? How can you follow and participate in deepening our understanding of sleep and neurology?

Featuring top sleep experts & researchers:

Dr. Michael Grandner, PhD
Director of University of Arizona's Sleep & Health Program, award-winning professor and editors, sleep advisor to NCAA & US Olympic teams

Sleep and Performance

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Dr. Jamie Zeitzer,
Associate Professor, Stanford University, Dr. Zeitzer's research focuses on light and sleep in shift work, jet lag, and sleep timing for teens

Light & Circadian Rhythms

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Dr. Brian H. Rowe, MD
Scientific Director, CIHR Institute (Canada's Sleep Research organization), Emergency Physician, and Professor, University of Alberta

Sleep Research & Getting Involved

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Dr. Sara Nowakowski,

Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, Section of Health Services Research and Sleep Medicine. IQUEST Investigator, MEDVAMC

Overcoming Insomnia

September 2021

Dr. Michael Gradisar, PhD, M.Psych
Associate Professor at Flinders University, Sleep Clinician for children, adolescents, and adults, and Founder of WINK Sleep

Technology Use & Sleep

October 2021

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