Episode 51: Sleep in Teenagers
Why do teenagers have trouble with sleep? What can be done about it? To help answer these questions we talk with Assoc Prof Margot Davey, Director of the Melbourne Children’s Sleep Centre at Monash Children’s Hospital.
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 – 01:50 Introduction
- 01:50 – 21:10 Theme – Sleep in Teenagers
- 21:10 – 23:13 Clinical Tip
- 23:13 – 26:57 Pick of the Month
- 26:57 – 28:34 What’s Coming Up?
Next episode: PTSD
Links mentioned in the podcast:
- World Sleep Day
- Teens and Screens – podcast episode
- FitBit validity against polysomnography – Journal of Sleep Research
- FitBit validity outside the laboratory – Journal of Sleep Research
- Media article on FitBit research
- The Magic of Sleep – book
Assoc Prof Margot Daveyis Director of the Melbourne Children’s Sleep Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital. Margot is also an adjunct senior lecturer in the Ritchie Centre, Monash Institute of Medical Research, Monash University. Her clinical practice is paediatric sleep medicine, and she works in public and private settings (Epworth Sleep Centre). Since 2006, Margot has been a chief investigator on numerous successful National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants and an associate investigator on others. She has numerous peer-reviewed publications.
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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