Favorite Topics

Below are highlighted a few favorite topics.   This is not a complete list of all sleep topics Dr. Darley can speak about.   If there is another sleep issue you are interested in please contact Dr. Darley at  drdarley@naturalsleepmedicine.net For a sample of other sleep topics that Dr. Darley can present,   please see the Articles from Past Newsletters .

Children’s Sleep

Can you believe only 47% of grade school children get enough sleep, and among high school students it is only 20%?!!   This chronic sleep debt has global effects on children’s well-being, from their mental acuity to mood to physical health.   It can also undermine their success in school.   Children also suffer from many of the same sleep disorders that affect adults.   As a sleep professional, and as a mother, Dr. Darley welcomes the opportunity to provide sleep education to parents, and help children establish life-long sleep health.   This presentation can be customized to the age of the children in your group.

“Dr. Darley is an informative, interesting and most knowledgeable speaker on sleep and sleep issues.   You won’t realize what you don’t know about sleep until you hear her speak.   You will learn specific strategies to sleep better and to help your children sleep better, too.   Excellent!
–   Sue W. Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, Parent Enrichment Committee

Sleep Health for Optimal Performance

To do a good job at work you need to be able to pay attention, solve problems, and usually be cheerful (among many other skills).   All of these abilities are impaired if you don’t get the sleep you need, either due to sleep disorders or insufficient sleep.   In this dynamic presentation learn about common sleep problems, complete a sleep self-assessment, then design a plan that will ensure you’re getting the sleep you need to excel in the workplace.   This presentation is ideal for corporations looking to maximize the health and performance of their staff.

The Obesity – Sleep Deprivation Connection

In these times more and more people are struggling to lose weight.   Did you know that when you are sleep deprived, your appetite hormones and metabolism change so that it is easy to gain weight?   Over the last several decades, obesity rates have increased along with the prevalence of insufficient sleep.   Adults need between 8 and 9 hours of sleep each night, but the average is now 6.8 hours on work nights among Americans.   Learn more about this obesity – sleep deprivation connection.   Then learn how to optimize your sleep to maintain a healthy weight.


Past Speaking Events

COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS

1/08 “Learn How to Sleep Well Again,” West Seattle Natural Medicine
1/08 “Help Your Children Get the Sleep They Need to Succeed in School” Loyal Heights Elementary PTA
2/08 “Learn How to Sleep Well Again,” West Seattle Natural Medicine
5/12/08 “Learn How to Sleep Well Again,” MetPark Lunch and Learn
10/29/08 “Sleep Well, Feel Great, and Succeed in School” Seattle Public Library, Central
11/3/08 “Sleep Well, Feel Great, and Succeed in School” Seattle Public Library, Ballard
11/12/08 “Performance Bling! In the mood and mentally sharp” Business and Professional Women, eastside chapter meeting
1/14/09 “Adult Sleep 101: normal sleep and sleep disorders” Seattle Public Library, Central
1/26/09 “Adult Sleep 101: normal sleep and sleep disorders” Seattle Public Library, Ballard
3/23/09 “Sleep Well, Feel Great, and Succeed in School” Snoqualmie Public Library
3/26/09 “Mother and Children’s Sleep” Mom’s and More chapter 64 at Sammamish Public Library
4/6/09 “Sleep Health for Gardeners” Seattle Garden Club
4/21/09 “Sleep Health for Seniors” Ida Culver House
4/23/09 “Adult Sleep 101: normal sleep and sleep disorders” Fairwood Public Library
1/26-10 “Optimizing Work Performance – The Sleep Connection” Vulcan Inc.
1/26/10 “Sleeping Like a Baby” PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support)
4/27/10 “School, Children, and Sleep” Loyal Height Elementary, Seattle Washington
5/27/10 “Sleep Well and Succeed in School” Ben Rush Elementary, Seattle Washington
6/1/10 “Sleeping Like a Baby” PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support)
8/18/10 “Optimizing Productivity – The Sleep Connection” Port of Seattle
2/10/11 “Sleep for Stess Managment” Overlake School Students
2/10/11 “Sleep for Stress Management” The Overlake School students
3/24/11 “Sleep Well and Succeed in School” Whitman Middle School PTA
6/2/11 “Optimizing Work Performance – the Sleep Connection” Snohomish County
10/2/11 “Sleep Health for Teen Students” University Prep, Student Health Fair,
1/25/12 “Why Kids Need Enough Sleep and Tricks To Help Them Get It” Villa Academy
3/1/12 “Sleep – Essential to Teen Wellbeing” Whitman Middle School PTA
9/18/12 “Sleep Health for the Whole Family” Port of Seattle
9/19/12 “Sleep from Tots to Teens” Starbucks Corporation
10/4/12 “Sleep Well for School Success” Spruce St. School
10/10/12 “Optimizing Productivity: The Sleep Connection” City of Tukwila
10/23/12 “Sleep and Cancer” Five to Thrive! Radio Show
1/22/13 “Sleep Well for School Success” Inglewood Middle School
1/28/13 “Sleep Well for School Success” AG Bell Elementary

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

6/98 APSS “Beliefs and attitudes about sleep in chronic fatigue syndrome.”
6/99 Invited discussant on “Determinants and Implications of Sleepiness” at the APSS Trainee Symposium
1/9/01 Case Conference at Harborview Sleep Disorders Center “Botanical Medicines for Sleep”
7/20/01 Case Conference at Harborview Sleep Disorders Center “Naturopathic Principles and Approach to Sleep Disorders”
8/14/01 Case Conference at Harborview Sleep Disorders Center “Stanford Insomnia Program”
1/15/02 Case Conference at Harborview Sleep Disorders Center “The Leptin, OSA, Syndrome X Connection”
1/16/02 Grand Rounds at Bastyr Center for Natural Health “Obstructive Sleep Apnea”
4/16/02 Case Conference at Harborview Sleep Disorders Center “Food Allergy Insomnia”
8/16/02 AANP annual convention, Salt Lake City “The Multiple Etiologies of Insomnia in the Elderly”
4/8/08 King Co. Medical Assistants CE event “Insomnia”
7/19/08 Case Conference at Harborview Sleep Disorders Center – adult insomnia case
10/21/08 Case Conference at Harborview Sleep Disorders Center – child insomnia case
11/4/08 Case Conference at Harborview Sleep Disorders Center – “Pain and Sleep: Interactions and Therapeutics”
11/8/08 Bastyr University / WANP Continuing Education event – “Pain and Sleep: Interactions and Therapeutics”
3/20/09 Seattle Public School Nurses, – Continuing Education event “ADHD and Sleep in Children”
4/21/09 Case Conference at Harborview Sleep Disorders Center – adult insomnia case
8/18/09 American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA)- Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Performance
9/15/09 Harborview Sleep Disorder Center – Sleep Case Conference
10/1/09 Edmonds Community College, faculty and staff – Wellness Program
11/10/09 Sleep Apnea and it’s Consequences – King County Medical Assistants Association
1/19/10 Sleep and Mental Health: A Dynamic Interplay – Continuing Education, Seattle Counselors Association (SCA)
2/19/10 Continuing Education event for the Seattle Counselors Association
3/2/10 “Optimizing Productivity – The Sleep Connection”, City of Seattle
4/16/10 “Insomnia” Seattle Healing Arts Center
5/4/10 “Sleep, Sleep Disorders and Overall Health” Bastyr Center Grand Rounds
5/22/10 “Optimizing Productivity – The Sleep Connection” Wellspring
9/25/10 “Infant Sleep and the Mother-Infant Dynamic” Harborview Sleep Case Conference
10/14/10 “Up All Night . . . and Still Healthy?” Greater Seattle Integrative Medicine Group
10/19/10 “Sleep of Shiftworkers and Their Overall Health”Harborview Medical Center Sleep Case Conference
11/2/10 “Sleep, Sleep Disorders and Overall Health” Bastyr Center Grand Rounds
2/2/11 “Parnet and Infant Sleep” Wellspring Family Services
7/15/11 “Optimizing Productivity: the Sleep Connection” Employee Assistance Professionals Association
8/20/11 “Living in Rhythm, Imperative for Health” American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Annual Convention 9/15/11 “Natural Solutions for Chronic Insomnia” Swedish Cultural Center
2/25/12 “The Power of Natural Sleep Medicine” Western Society of Electrodiagnostic Technologists (WSET)
10/9/12 “Sleep Health & Disorders” Bastyr University Grand Rounds
3/6/13 “Sleep Better, Work Smarter” for you and your corporation” Seattle Executives Association
3/7/13 “Optimizing Productivity – The Sleep Connection” Starbucks employees
4/3/13 “How to Help Your Baby ‘Sleep Like a Baby” Program for Early Parenthood Support (PEPS)
4/27&28, and 5/18&19/13 “Sleep Health and Disorders” Bastyr University
4/27&28, and 10/25/13 “Insomnia, Sleep Zebras and Cameleons” Buteyko Breathing Educators Association