Episode 43: Sleep Research Update
Hear the latest updates on sleep research from the Sleep 2019 meeting. In this episode we talk with Dr Simon Frenkel about the latest research in sleep.
Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (Sleep Physician) host the monthly podcast, Sleep Talk, talking all things sleep.
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Audio Timeline / Chapters:
00:00 – 02:50 Introduction
- 02:50 – 26:14 Theme – Sleep Research Update
- 26:14 – 27:14 Clinical Tip
- 27:14 – 31:29 Pick of the Month
- 31:29 – 32:30 What’s Coming Up?
Next episode: Alcohol and Sleep
Links mentioned in the podcast:
- Sleep 2019 meeting program
- Breakfast session on sleep awareness campaign
- Shut eye latency – Research published in Journal of Sleep Research
- Managing phase delay – Research published in Sleep Medicine
- Online CBT for insomnia – Research published in JAMA Psychiatry
- Opioid risk tool
Dr Simon Frenkel is a Respiratory and Sleep Disorders Physician with more than 10 years experience. In addition to working at the Western Hospital in Melbourne, he is one of the Directors at Lung and Sleep Victoria where he consults in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine. His Sleep Medicine interests are diverse, with particular emphasis on non-respiratory sleep disorders and multidisciplinary models of care. He is actively involved in sleep education and is co-chair of the Sleep Physicians Council of the Australasian Sleep Association.
Dr Moira Junge is a health psychologist working in the sleep field, who has considerable experience working with people with sleeping difficulties in a multidisciplinary practice using a team-based approach. Moira is actively involved with the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) and a board member of the Sleep Health Foundation. She has presented numerous workshops for psychologists and is involved with Monash University with teaching and supervision commitments. She is one of the founders and clinic directors at Yarraville Health Group which was established in 1998. In addition to her expertise in sleep disorders, her other areas of interest and expertise include smoking cessation, psychological adjustment to chronic illness, and grief and loss issues.
Dr David Cunnington is a sleep physician and director of Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre, and co-founder and contributor to SleepHub. David trained in sleep medicine both in Australia and in the United States, at Harvard Medical School, and is certified as both an International Sleep Medicine Specialist and International Behavioural Sleep Medicine Specialist. David’s clinical practice covers all areas of sleep medicine and he is actively involved in training health professionals in sleep. David is a regular media commentator on sleep, both in traditional media and social media. David’s recent research has been in the area of non-drug, psychologically-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness in managing insomnia, restless legs syndrome and other sleep disorders.
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