Upcoming Events

“Sleep from Tots to Teens”

Microsoft at MSCares
January 16, noon to 1pm
Open to employees

Sleep can seem like a moving target for parents as children develop and grow. Yet we all want to make sure our children get the healthy sleep they need, and eventually become self-sufficient sleepers.

  1. Learn how sleep changes over development, and its’ relationship to overall health.
  2. Recognize the red flags of common sleep disorders including insomnia, sleep disordered breathing and restless legs.
  3. Create an age-appropriate sleep routine for your child.

“Sleep Physiology” and “Sleep Hygiene Planning”

January 17 & 22, 3-4:30pm

Adrenal Health Master Class, webinar series

Register at Healthmasterslive.com

Stress impacts health via its’ impact on the functioning of the adrenal gland, and is a worldwide problem. In these sections on sleep, Dr. Darley will first lay the foundations with an understanding of sleep physiology and it’s interactions with adrenal function. The second class will focus on clinical skills and how to establish healthy sleep to both mitigate stress and avoid the stress of sleep deprivation itself.

“Sleep – A Foundation of Mental Health for Teens”

Pediatrics – a Whole Child, Integrative Approach

January 25, 1:15-2:15

Open to attendees

Many teens struggle with mental health challenges, from increased risk-taking, substance use, suicidal ideation, anxiety and depression.  This is also the most sleep deprived age group of all. We know that sleep deprivation, along with other sleep disorders, can contribute to these mental health issues. Learn these relationships, the circadian factors that make getting sufficient sleep so difficult for teenagers, and how to help teens get the sleep they need to be well.

Register at http://instituteofwomenshealth.com/our-next-conference/

“Sleep Health and Disorders”

National University of Natural Medicine, Portland
March 8, 9, 10

Healthy sleep is imperative for overall good health.  This course will begin with sleep and circadian physiology and normal sleep throughout the life span.  Then the six primary categories of sleep disorders will be covered.  Cases will be presented, with time for discussion and work-up of the differential diagnosis.  Women’s sleep health and the interaction between sleep and other disorders will be included.  Course will conclude with information on ways to promote healthy sleep, botanical and nutritional approaches, and common pharmaceuticals.