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Sleep Like a Baby: Myths About Insomnia and Aging

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Presented by: Donn Posner, PhD Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences January 28, 2016 Two of the widespread myths about insomnia are that babies get the best sleep—and aging people get the worst. But Donn Posner, PhD, says sleep doesn’t have to be lousy in older people.

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Sleep Should Be Silent

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Presented by: Rafael Pelayo, MD Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine February 12, 2015 Snoring is the target of many jokes. But doctors have another name for it: heroic snoring. That’s because snoring actually rescues a sleeper from not getting enough air to breathe, said Rafael Pelayo, [...]

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Changing Sleep Patterns As We Age

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Presented by: Mehrdad Ayati, MD Clinical Instructor, Internal Medicine Stanford University Medical Center April 19, 2012 Watch the video You go to bed, only to start tossing and turning, with no rest in sight. Or you fall asleep, only to wake up at 3 am. Having trouble falling asleep—or staying asleep—is a common problem, especially [...]

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Sleeping Well as We Age

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Presented by: Rachel Manber, PhD Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Director, Insomnia and Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program Stanford University Medical Center May 5, 2011 Watch the video Some changes in sleep are a natural part of getting older. Many older adults tend to wake up more often during the night, with more fragmented sleep, and [...]

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