Event Details
Event Type: Webinar

August 13, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
At your computer/device
Sally Duplantier, Laura Maphis

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Sleep and Insomnia

For centuries, people have sought a youth pill without realizing it’s already available and free. It is called sleep. Getting the recommended 7-8 hours per night provides an abundance of benefits, including a healthier heart, an increased ability to fight malignancy, improved learning and memory, and better weight control. As we age, however, sleep may become more elusive.

In this evidence-based noontime webinar, we will explore age-related changes in our sleep patterns and why sleeplessness increases with age. You will learn about the current gold standard for treating insomnia called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, or CBT-I, a multifaceted approach that includes cognitive, behavioral, and educational components. Participants will learn evidence-based strategies that they can apply to their own sleep ritual and how to locate CBT-I treatment with a licensed professional.

This webinar is only available at the scheduled date and time.

Instructors: Sally Duplantier is the founder of Zing, a company that helps people improve their Healthspan – the number of years in which they are healthy, active, and mentally sharp. She has a certificate in nutrition science from Stanford Center for Health Education and is studying the science of aging at USC, where she is working on a master’s in gerontology.

Laura Maphis, PhD, is the director of behavioral health and assistant professor in internal medicine at East Tennessee State University. She is a clinical psychologist specializing in adult psychology, and she subspecializes in primary care behavioral health with an emphasis on older adult care.

Class details are subject to change.