Optimizing healthy sleep habits during the COVID-19 pandemic

Sleep is a critical function that contributes significantly to our physical and emotional health as well as our overall quality of life. Many individuals with disabilities (for instance, those recovering from traumatic brain injury) may have increased problems with sleep.
Consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on society can interfere with sleep in a variety of ways, making existing issues more difficult for people with disabilities and/or bringing about new challenges. Listen as Dr. Erica Weber interviews neuropsychologist Dr. Anthony Lequerica, senior research scientist at Kessler Foundation, and an expert in sleep disturbances after brain injury, about the importance of quality sleep and how to maintain proper sleep hygiene during this stressful time.

Read the transcription at https://kesslerfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2020-05/Optimizing-healthy-sleep-habits-during-the-COVID-19-pandemic-TRANSCRIPTION.pdf
To learn more about our experts click on their bio links below:
Dr. Anthony Lequerica (kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Anthony%20Lequerica)
Dr. Erica Weber (kesslerfoundation.org/aboutus/Erica%20Weber)

Join a study - https://kesslerfoundation.org/research/studies/motor-learning-and-sleep-tbi

Podcast Resources
General information about sleep hygiene:  https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/sleep-hygiene
For Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I):  Provider search tab at https://www.behavioralsleep.org/
To find an accredited Sleep Disorders Clinic:  http://sleepeducation.org/find-a-facility
Traumatic Brain Injury resources from the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center: 

Mindful Meditation

Daily Calm | 10 Minute Mindfulness Meditation | Be Present -  www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZToicYcHIOU
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3/30 Livestream Meditations with Jon Kabat-Zinn -  www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcKGv06U_KU
Headspace - www.headspace.com/meditation/10-minute-meditation


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This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 remotely and was edited and produced by Joan Banks-Smith, Creative Producer for Kessler Foundation.
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