Episode 46: Sleep Hygiene
What is sleep hygiene? Does it work? Can we be too careful about sleep? We discuss the pros and cons of sleep hygiene and put its role in perspective.
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 – 02:00 Introduction
- 02:00 – 23:58 Theme – Sleep Hygiene
- 23:58 – 25:00 Clinical Tip
- 25:00 – 27:54 Pick of the Month
- 27:54 – 29:23 What’s Coming Up?
Next episode: Tracking Sleep
Links mentioned in the podcast:
- Daylight Saving Time – blog post on adjusting to DST
- SEAASM 2019 conference – Nagpur Oct 12-13
- Sleep Down Under 2019 – Sydney Oct 16-19
- Sleep Hygiene – fact sheet from Sleep Health Foundation
- Sleep Hygiene – SleepHub
- Sleep Rules – SleepHub
- Let it Go – podcast episode
- Sharing a Bed – podcast episode
- Sleep Disturbance, Mental Health and Burnout in Firefighters – Journal of Sleep Research
- Sex Down Under – Book
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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