Auto Draft 9The Wake Up Call for Women & Sleep

The NIH sponsored a fantastic 2-day Research Conference in October 2018 where thought leaders shared their latest research on SLEEP and WOMEN’S HEALTH. It’s a wakeup call about the importance of sleep for the health of women.

Dr. Dinges shared his top 12 reasons to have consistent, restorative sleep. Many other panelists showcased a decade of federally-funded research advances in understanding health risks, societal burden, and treatment options associated with sleep deficiency and sleep disorders in women and families.

You can watch the 2-day event in its entirety  -  if you missed it!

Summary

The NIH sponsored a fantastic 2-day Research Conference in October 2018 where thought leaders shared their latest research on SLEEP and WOMEN’S HEALTH. It’s a wakeup call about the importance of sleep for the health of women.

Dr. Dinges shared his top 12 reasons to have consistent, restorative sleep. Many other panelists showcased a decade of federally-funded research advances in understanding health risks, societal burden, and treatment options associated with sleep deficiency and sleep disorders in women and families.

You can watch the 2-day event in its entirety  –  if you missed it!

Conference overview

This conference summarized current research establishing the national burden of sleep deficiency, gender-specific health risks (insomnia, CVD, dementias, metabolic disorders), and the findings from an array of initiatives examining the role of sleep deficiency in health and SES disparities of women across the lifespan. The objectives were to:

The Wake Up Call for Women & Sleep1) Highlight federally funded research advances

2) Stimulate translation of significant recent research advances through public presentations

3) Identify critical gaps/barriers to implementation.

Watch the conference!

You can watch the entire conference here … DAY ONE  … and … DAY TWO

The Speakers

 

Monika Haack, Ph.D.

Ruth Benca, M.D., Ph.D.

Gina Poe, Ph.D.

Natalie Shaw, MD, MMSc 

Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc 

 

Nancy Schmieder Redeker, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Tiffany M. Powell-Wiley, M.D., M.P.H., FAHA

Shobhan Gaddameedhi 

Jason C Ong, Ph.D. 

Suzanne M. Bertisch, MD, MPH 

Vanessa Leone, Ph.D. 

Kenneth P. Wright Jr., Ph.D. 

 

Esra Tasali, M.D. 

Mary Carskadon, Ph.D.

Fiona Baker, Ph.D. 

David Dinges, Ph.D. 

Chandra Jackson, Ph.D., M.S.

Alberto Ramos,  M.D. 

Norman Ruby, Ph.D.

Agenda

Day One

8:15 ….  Keynote
8:40 …  Sleep and Circadian Rhythms
9:05 …  Sleep and the Health of Women
9:30 …  Sleep and Transitional Periods Across the Lifespan
10:40 .. Sleep and Health Disparities
1:05 …  Wake Up Call (from Stakeholders)
2:05 …  Alcohol Consumption & Sleep
3:05 …  Gender/Sex-related Differences in Neurological & Mental Health Disorders

Day Two

8:15 …  Keynote
8:35 …  Cardiovascular Health in Women
9:45 …  Complementary Approaches to Sleep Disturbances
10:45 ..  Gender/Sex Differences in Glucose Metabolism
1:30 ….  Women Service Members and Veterans 
2;30 …   Circadian Rhythms, Sleep, & Cancer

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How to change your job

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If you’re having trouble turning your mind off at bedtime … have a set of YouTube videos ready to watch … to gently remind yourself to focus on neutral, relaxing stimuli.

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Try a Video

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxqIlaVBoH0

 

Relaxing Music

 

 

Ocean Tide and Music

 

 

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Educators, clinicians, researchers, & students join in a Community of Practice to LEAD – to fight the hype and interprofessionally speak up for ‘what’s proven to work’ for Insomnia.

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Educators, clinicians, researchers, & students join in a Community of Practice to LEAD – to fight the hype and interprofessionally speak up for ‘what’s proven to work’ for Insomnia.

We LEAD

The Insomnia Hub is an open access, crowdsourced, and curated knowledge-sharing Hub, within the Neuroscience Network, in the non-profit Open Network (ON). We share science-based knowledge about Insomnia and related news, events, resources, people, and organizations.

Together, we hope to spread ‘what works & where to find it’ … We LEAD

Leverage the Insomnia Hub & other social media to
Effectively promote ‘what works’ to
Accelerate consumer demand for best practices &
Disseminate the best science about Insomnia.

The Issue

Americans spend up to $107 billion a year on sleep, including 60 million scripts. Did you know  that sleeping pills often don’t work or can be dangerous?  Most of the 1 in 3 with insomnia don’t know that Doctors’ Guidelines say to first try the non-drug therapy (CBT-I).  It seems like only the hype is heard – like ‘Ask your Doctor’ ads.

All in healthcare professions are urged to promote best practices using social media.  Imagine if the entire community spoke up together in one place – over the hype … for what’s proven to work and where to find it.

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Good News!Good News!

Why not get your news directly from the researchers, or at least, their news service?

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Gen2Gen Encore Prize

Encore now offers the Gen2Gen Encore Prize – $100,000 in cash prizes, coaching and a year of ongoing support, to innovative programs, products and services to tap the talent of 50+ adults to help young people thrive.

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The Gen2Gen Encore Prize is for individuals of any age or organizations with innovative solutions that utilize experienced talent to serve youth, in conjunction with our Generation to Generation campaign to mobilize adults 50+ to help young people thrive.

Who should apply?
The Gen2Gen Encore Prize is open to ventures from all sectors (nonprofit, government, for profit). Individuals with a creative idea are encouraged to apply. The Prize is open to people of all ages and backgrounds. We hope to get as many creative ideas as possible.

Generation to Generation Campaign

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I'm recommending 2 books as my all time favorites for 2018. And, if you prefer to watch instead of read, here are their videos instead.

Ray Dalio’s Life & Work Principles

Dalio’s ‘Principles’ are the epitome of the power of the Growth Mindset – on steroids. If you ever doubted whether the ‘growth mindset’ really ‘works’ outside of Dr. Dweck’s Stanford University lab, here’s the proof. Ray Dalio is known for his extreme financial success. But don’t be fooled. These principles very much apply to life – not just work.

And, I especially love it that these principles are borne out of his most massive ‘failure’ – in which he was publicly “humiliated” by losing all his money, the money of friends and colleagues, and his business.

Nothing replaces the experience of reading the book. However, next best is to watch him at this recent Google Talk.

 

Dr. Greger’s How Not to Die

Get a taste of Greger …  watch this (excuse the YouTube ads) … or go to Nutritionfacts.org to find a ton of terrific videos on subjects A – Z – with NO ads.

I also recommend signing up for his weekly email newsletter with his latest video/blog … on his nutritionfacts.org.

This is all free.  His organization is strictly non-profit. He’s one of the foremost leaders in the field of Lifestyle Medicine.

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