Sleep Well, Age Well: Tips to Get the Sleep You Need
Saul Rothenberg, PhD, of Greenwich Hospital's Sleep Center shared his insight into the biology of sleep and sleep disorders as well as remedies to overcome insomnia. Dr. Rothenberg noted that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy strategies can help solve most sleep problems. Among the practices he suggested was sleep hygeine, which includes establishing a regular sleep schedule, avoiding naps in the afternoon and stressful activities in the eventing. He also recommended muscular and cognitive relaxation techniques as a way to calm the body and mind for sleep. Equally as important, he said, worrying about your quality of sleep can make matters worse. Don't stay awake in bed more than 20 minutes to avoid an association of bed and wakefulness. Learn more and view Dr. Rothenberg's powerpoint presentation here.