November 14, 2022

Michigan Answers Podcast: Questions About Sleep

Deidre Conroy, Ph.D., answers some of the most searched questions on the internet about sleep

Sleep quality, or lack of it, can affect how we feel, how we act, our performance at work, our relationships. The American Sleep Association has found that more than 37% of Americans reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the preceding month.

That’s a lot of tired people.

In this episode, clinical sleep psychologist Deirdre Conroy, Ph.D., joins us to answer the most commonly searched questions on the internet about sleep, including:

  • What are the most common types of sleep disorders?
  • Is restless leg syndrome a sleep disorder?
  • Is insomnia curable?
  • Do some medical conditions have a link to sleep disorders?
  • What effects can sleep have on mental health?
  • When should you see a specialist about sleep difficulties?
  • What are your tips for people with difficulty sleeping?
  • Is it “normal” to get 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep?
  • Should you expect to get less sleep as you age?
  • What do people need to know about TV and phones and their impact on sleep?
  • Is melatonin safe and effective as a sleep aid?
  • Is there a link between marijuana and sleep difficulties?

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