Examining why we need so much sleep

We spend nearly a third of our lives asleep. Therefore, healthy sleep is vital for both our physiological and psychological wellbeing – which is why the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health is presenting a Sleep Health seminar at Flinders on Monday 21 June.

Presented between noon and 1pm, the seminar will be presented by PhD Candidates and Provisional Psychologists Claire Dunbar and Tessa Liebich from the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health at Flinders University.

The will explain that when our sleep is impacted in an ongoing manner, this can effect our day-to-day lives by  reducing our performance and increasing our risk of accidents in the workplace and at home. Our cognitive and mental health may also suffer as a result of long-term poor sleep.

To learn more about basic sleep structure, the seminar audience will hear the speakers critique some sleep myths, offer tips on basic sleep hygiene and teach people how to identify when they may need to get some assistance with improving their sleep, or the sleep of their loved ones.

The presenters say that being aware of the risk factors for poor sleep and being able to identify when it may be appropriate to seek assistance for your sleep is the target of this presentation.

To attend the event face-to-face or have access to the livestreamed webcast, enrol online here.

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