Episode 45: Sharing a Bed
Is sharing a bed with a partner good for sleep? On one level partners can be noisy, move around and be the cause of sleep disruption. But on the other hand, they can provide a sense of security and closeness. This month we discuss the pros and cons of sharing a bed.
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 – 01:42 Introduction
- 01:42 – 23:54 Theme – Sharing a bed
- 23:54 – 25:06 Clinical Tip
- 25:06 – 27:32 Pick of the Month
- 27:32 – 29:05 What’s Coming Up?
Next episode: Sleep and Cannabinoids
Links mentioned in the podcast:
- House of Wellness – story on parasomnias – between 17min15sec and 24min38sec
- Sleep health of Australian adults in 2016 – Journal article from Sleep Health
- Attachment and sleep quality – Journal article from Journal of Sleep Research
- How to sleep with your partner…literally – Triple J radio segment
- When you can’t sleep next to your partner – Medibank blog
- Warm & Snug: The History of the Bed – Book
- Sleep around the world – Episode of Sleep Talk podcast
- Pyjama Fun Run – Oct 27th in Melbourne
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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