Talking with people about sleep health, giving them the facts, and the knowledge of how to promote healthy sleep for themselves and their families, is one of the things I love to do. Just last week we put excerpts from a recent PTA talk on YouTube. You can view it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syxCF12fWdM. Watch it and let me know what you think!
The calendar for 2010 is growing, please let me know if you’d like me to come talk to your PTA, civic group, or corporation. Here’s a sample of what’s going on so far.
“Optimizing Work Performance – The Sleep Connection”
January 26, 2010, 12:30-1:30pm
Open to employees
Join Dr. Darley to learn about how good sleep health can improve your job performance. Objectives for this one hour “Lunch and Learn” are:
- Understand the ways poor sleep interferes with mental, physical and emotional performance
- Understand the most prevalent sleep disorders, including insufficient sleep
- Learn ways to improve sleep
“Sleeping Like a Baby”
PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support)
Good Shepherd Center, Seattle
January 26, 2010, 6:30-8:00pm
Open to PEPS participants
Many new parents struggle to help their infant get into a regular sleep routine, and get enough sleep themselves. Dr. Darley will discuss questions parents frequently ask about how to get their baby to sleep, the safety of co-sleeping, nap routines and sleep schedules. There will be 30 minutes for questions and discussion after her presentation.
“Sleep and Mental Health: A Dynamic Interplay”
Continuing Education event for the Seattle Counselors Association (SCA)
February 19, 2010
Open to SCA members and visitors
Dr. Darley will discuss the dynamic interplay between sleep and mental health. We’ll look in depth at a few conditions, including ADHD, anxiety, and depression. The second half of the presentation will include screening questions for counselors to use in assessing whether sleep may be a contributing factor. We’ll also discuss the effects of pharmaceuticals, over the counter medications, and supplements. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.
“Sleep Well, and Succeed in School”
Loyal Height Elementary, Seattle Washington
April 29, 2010, 7:00p to 8:30p
Open to school parents
Many children have sleep problems, and their mood and performance suffers. Come learn about common pediatric sleep problems, how they influence your child, and what you can do to ensure your child gets healthy sleep.
Join Dr. Catherine Darley, ND from The Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine as she discusses:
- normal sleep in children
- the effects of insufficient sleep, the most common sleep problem
- sleep disordered breathing in children
- Learn steps to take at home to improve your child’s sleep