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How does sleep health affect society?

Internationally renowned sleep scientist Dr Michael Grandner gave a fascinating lecture for the Intellectual Forum and ThinkLab's Sleep Week , which is now available to watch online.

Dr Grandner gave an overview of how sleep is related to mental and physical health and performance, and how social and environmental factors influence real-world sleep. He also talked about ways of improving sleep health and the role of emerging consumer technology in opening the door to better sleep health.

He challenged current societal thinking on sleep: “The idea that sleep is not important, that sleep is unproductive - not only is that incorrect, but these are harmful ideas as well.”

The Intellectual Forum and ThinkLab are running a number of other events on sleep this week.

More about the speaker:

Dr Michael Grandner is an internationally recognised expert in sleep health. He is a licensed clinical psychologist, board-certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. He is the Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona and Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson. 

Dr Grandner is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Medicine, Nutritional Sciences, and Clinical Translational Science at the University of Arizona. He has over 150 academic publications, and frequently consults with health, technology, athletics, and nutritional companies and organizations regarding sleep, health, and performance.

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