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Sleep in heavenly peace


For 40 million Americans, it’s chronic. For 20 to 30 million others it’s seasonal or temporary. Let’s face it, many of us don’t always get the sleep our bodies need. Sleep disruptions are fairly common, from insomnia to sleep apnea, to overdoing it and getting into bad habits. Recent research tells us there’s room for improvement through treatment and training, and the payoff is enhanced physical and psychological well-being.

Dr. Dan Gottlieb and his guests Michael Grandner, Indira Gurubhagavatula, and Philip Gehrman discuss sleep as a pillar of good health.

Michael Grandner, PhD, is a clinical Psychologist and an Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program, the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology, the Occupational Sleep Medicine Program, and the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the outgoing President of the Pennsylvania Sleep Society.

Indira Gurubhagavatula, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She’s the Director of Occupational Sleep Medicine at Penn, Director of the Sleep Disorders Clinic at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and President-Elect of Pennsylvania Sleep Society. She is a pulmonary, critical care and sleep specialist.

Dr. Gehrman, PhD, CBSM, is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He’s also a member of the Penn Sleep Center and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.


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