In this activity, Dr. Wyatt will take a deeper dive in the subject of sleep disorders. He will explain in detail the concept of 'sleep switch' and the circadian modulation of the sleep-wake cycle. He will list the causes of daytime sleepiness and the methods to measure it and finally, discuss measures to counteract this increasingly common problem.
In this case, Dr. Winkelman will provide practical advice on how to manage insomnia in the elderly. Participants will receive a practical look at the use of hypnotic agents in the elderly.
In this Clinical Coffee Break, Robert Stickgold of Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, takes a deeper dive into the role of sleep in forming memories, and regulating immune response and insulin production. He also examines proposed links between sleep and schizophrenia.