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Six Myths and Five Secrets of Better Sleep

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We all sleep. And for most people, sleep is a welcome refuge. Unfortunately, restful sleep can remain elusive, and this can become a chronic, frustrating experience for many. While sleep problems may not be dangerous for most, for others they may reflect, or may exacerbate, significant underlying health concerns.  We will review several facts, along with some common misconceptions, about sleep and sleep-related problems. We will also discuss several “secrets” of better sleep: secrets elucidated by years of extensive research, which shows that the ways in which we think and behave can have dramatic, positive, and long-lasting effects on how we sleep.

Dr. Joe Lasek is the Associate Medical Director at Howard Center where he has been working for more than a decade. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at UVM Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry and Adjunct Faculty for Southern New Hampshire University’s Graduate Program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He has worked in many community mental health, corrections, and inpatient psychiatric settings over the course of his career.

Produced by VCAM.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

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