Help Us to Lie Down in Peace: Getting a Good Night's Sleep
It’s the middle of the day and you just can’t stay awake. Or, it’s the middle of the night, and you just can’t get to sleep. If this happens to you regularly, you’re not alone. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 35-40% of us face excessive daytime sleepiness, and more than 50% of Americans experience insomnia a few times a week. The National Sleep Foundation reports that more than 87% of high school students get far less than the recommended amount of sleep. Health professionals agree that adequate, restorative sleep is essential for good health and well-being. Sleep deprivation, as we know, is associated with a number of physical, cognitive and emotional disturbances.
How much sleep do we need? How can we improve the quantity and quality of our sleep? We’re fortunate to welcome Dr. Ross Liebman, a specialist in Sleep Medicine at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, who will discuss the significance of sleep, sleep stages, changes in sleep with age, sleep hygiene and treatment for sleep disorders. Bring your questions!
This program is sponsored by Beth Am's Health Initiative, which educates our members about the mitzvah of promoting good health.
Born and raised in Long Island, Ross F. Liebman graduated from the University of Rochester and New York University School of Medicine (2003). He completed an internship at Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut and a Neurology Residency at NYU. He trained in Sleep Medicine at the University of Michigan and is Board Certified in both Neurology and Sleep Medicine. He worked in Long Beach, CA from 2008-2011 and has been with PAMF since 2011.