50 min

Your Brain On... Sleep Your Brain On

    • Science

We spend a third of our lives sleeping. The benefits for our brain are incredible.
Restorative sleep is essential for good brain health. When you sleep, your brain washes away waste products from around your synapses, consolidates short-term memories into long-term knowledge, and processes thoughts and emotions.
In this episode, we explain how, and discuss:
• How much sleep your brain really needs
• The different phases of sleep, and how each one strengthens your cognition
• Why good sleep is key for minimising the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases
• Insomnia, sleep apnea, and other sleep disorders, and how to treat them
• The environmental factors which can help improve sleep
• Why paying too much attention to sleep trackers and smart wearables can do more harm than good
This week, we’re joined by Dr. Donn Posner, an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.
We also welcome Dr. Sujay Kansagra, the Director of Duke's Pediatric Neurology Sleep Medicine Program and an Assistant Professor in Duke's School of Medicine.
‘Your Brain On’ is hosted by neuroscientists and public health advocates Ayesha and Dean Sherzai.
Drs. Ayesha and Dean are now welcoming patients via the Brain Health Institute: https://brainhealthinstitute.com/
‘Your Brain On... Sleep’ • SEASON 2 • EPISODE 7
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LINKS
Dr. Donn Posner:
Sleepwell Consultants: https://www.sleepwellconsultants.com/
Dr. Sujay Kansagra:
at Duke Health: https://www.dukehealth.org/find-doctors-physicians/sujay-kansagra-md
on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatsleepdoc
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FOLLOW US
Join the NEURO Academy: NEUROacademy.com
Instagram: @thebraindocs
Website: TheBrainDocs.com
More info and episodes: TheBrainDocs.com/Podcast

We spend a third of our lives sleeping. The benefits for our brain are incredible.
Restorative sleep is essential for good brain health. When you sleep, your brain washes away waste products from around your synapses, consolidates short-term memories into long-term knowledge, and processes thoughts and emotions.
In this episode, we explain how, and discuss:
• How much sleep your brain really needs
• The different phases of sleep, and how each one strengthens your cognition
• Why good sleep is key for minimising the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases
• Insomnia, sleep apnea, and other sleep disorders, and how to treat them
• The environmental factors which can help improve sleep
• Why paying too much attention to sleep trackers and smart wearables can do more harm than good
This week, we’re joined by Dr. Donn Posner, an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.
We also welcome Dr. Sujay Kansagra, the Director of Duke's Pediatric Neurology Sleep Medicine Program and an Assistant Professor in Duke's School of Medicine.
‘Your Brain On’ is hosted by neuroscientists and public health advocates Ayesha and Dean Sherzai.
Drs. Ayesha and Dean are now welcoming patients via the Brain Health Institute: https://brainhealthinstitute.com/
‘Your Brain On... Sleep’ • SEASON 2 • EPISODE 7
———
LINKS
Dr. Donn Posner:
Sleepwell Consultants: https://www.sleepwellconsultants.com/
Dr. Sujay Kansagra:
at Duke Health: https://www.dukehealth.org/find-doctors-physicians/sujay-kansagra-md
on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatsleepdoc
———
FOLLOW US
Join the NEURO Academy: NEUROacademy.com
Instagram: @thebraindocs
Website: TheBrainDocs.com
More info and episodes: TheBrainDocs.com/Podcast

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