Night Owls and Morning Larks: Understanding the Influence of Chronotype on Sleep Health

April 12, 2022 | 12:00am - 12:00am

Chronotype is the natural inclination of your body to sleep at a certain time or what most people understand as being an early bird versus a night owl. In addition to regulating sleep and wake times, chronotype influences appetite, exercise, and core body temperature. It is responsible for the fact that you feel more alert at certain periods of the day and sleepier at others. Join Dr. Natalie Solomon as she presents an overview of sleep and chronotype. The webinar will also address how to improve your sleep and when to seek extra support.

About the speaker: Dr. Natalie Solomon is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor¬†in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. She treats sleep disorders in the Stanford Sleep Health and Insomnia Program (SHIP) and researches sleep in the Computational Psychiatry, Neuroimaging, and Sleep Lab (CoPsyn Sleep Lab). Dr. Solomon enjoys treating and researching a variety of sleep complaints including insomnia, circadian rhythm disturbances, and nightmares.¬†Her interests include the intersection of sleep difficulties with overall quality of life, women’s health, and mood disorders.

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Free and open to all faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and retirees of Stanford University, Stanford Health Care, and Stanford Children’s Health. Eligible dependents may also attend.