Episode 56: Sleep in the Pandemic
The current pandemic is affecting people around the world and having a significant impact on their sleep. We discuss changes in sleep seen during the pandemic and strategies people can use to help improve their sleep during this difficult time.
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 – 02:08 Introduction
- 02:08 – 21:13 Theme – Sleep in the Pandemic
- 21:13 – 22:42 Clinical Tip
- 22:42 – 25:40 Pick of the Month
- 25:40 – 27:07 What’s Coming Up?
Next episode: Sleep and Pain
Links mentioned in the podcast:
- Sleep Awareness Week
- Sleep in Uncertain Times – podcast episode
- COVID-19 Resources – Sleep Health Foundation
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia – podcast episode
- International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership
- Skin in the Game – 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.
Connect with Moira on Twitter – @MoiraJunge
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 an International Sleep Medicine Specialist, Diplomate Behavioral Sleep Medicine and Registered Polysomnographic Technologist. David’s clinical practice covers all areas of sleep medicine and he is actively involved in training health professionals in sleep.
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