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Innovation in Sleep Medicine

Many hard-charging professionals pride themselves on their ability to work long hours and get by on 5 or 6 hours of sleep. But the truth is that they’re shortchanging themselves. Sleep isn't a luxury. It’s a necessity for optimal functioning and optimally your brain needs 7 to 8 hours of sleep. When you sleep, your brain catalogs the previous day’s experiences, primes your memory, and triggers the release of hormones regulating energy, mood, and mental acuity. When it gets less, your concentration, creativity, mood regulation, and productivity all take a hit.

Shay will expose you to the world of sleep medicine through narcolespy, a fascinating disease that the company he works at, Jazz, has treatments for. Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder affecting the part of your brain that regulates sleep. As a result, you can experience excessive daytime sleepiness and a sudden loss of muscle control (called cataplexy) causing you to fall asleep during normal daytime activities. Shay will share more about the causes of narcolepsy, its diagnosis and its treatments.

Speaker: Shay Bujanover, Jazz Pharmaceutical

Tuesday, 10/15/19

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