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Episode 25 - Dr. Christopher Earley: The Science of Sleep (Or Lack Thereof)

(Johns Hopkins Series Part 4)

Are you one of the 100,000,000 people who don't get a proper night's sleep? Dr. Christopher Earley, professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University, shares his incredible Sleep Science research, with a special interest in Restless Leg Syndrome, highlighting and discussing the many issues that keep us up at night, and their ramifications on our health.v

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Dr. Christopher Earley, professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University, shares his Sleep Science research with hosts Bill Curtis and Dr. Steven Taback, discussing popular sleep issues (or lack thereof) including Restless Legs Syndrome, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Hygiene, and overall factors that affect the quality of your sleep.

In this dedicated series, we're showcasing the medical breakthroughs and innovations from one of the world's most preeminent hospitals: Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Johns Hopkins Medicine is dedicated to improving the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research, and clinical care.

Episode Timestamps:

1:50 What are the phases of sleep?

2:43 Does sleep quality decrease the older we get?

3:07 How can we hurt or help the quality of sleep we get?

5:43 How can we adjust our natural sleep timing?

6:45 What does melatonin do?

7:51 Should most people be using sleep-aids?

8:27 What is sleep hygiene?

10:03 What are the longterm health ramifications to fragmented sleep?

11:06 Can you get better quality sleep with sleeping pills?

12:30 Can the quality of sleep be psychologically effected?

13:10 What is the difference between snoring and sleep apnea?

15:05 What are the ramifications of snoring?

16:05 How destructive is sleep apnea?

17:17 Does the position you are sleeping in have an affect on your sleep quality?

19:20 What is narcolepsy?

21:05 What is Restless Leg Syndrome?

22:10 Who gets RLS and what can they do about it?

24:25 How does alcohol affect our sleep and RLS?

26:11 What are RLS treatments?

29:50 What are foot/leg cramps and how can we avoid them?


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Produced & Edited by: AJ Moseley

Hosted by: Dr. Steven Taback & Bill Curtis

Sound Engineering by: Steve Reikeberg

Theme Music by: Celleste & Eric Dick

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