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ACGME Sleep Deprivation Lecture

As part of the ACGME requirements, residents and fellows had to attend a lecture on sleep deprivation for noon conference today. The speaker discussed the importance of sleep, physiological changes which occur in the context of deprivation, and techniques we can utilize to improve the quality of our limited hours …

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Insomnia and Sleep Hygiene

Sleep changes go hand in hand with common psychiatric conditions like depression and mania, but before jumping to drugs to help you catch some Z’s, psychiatrists try to understand an individual’s “sleep hygiene” – the personal habits and environment associated with sleeping.

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Sleeping Habits

Most of us are guilty of an interesting paradox – we sleep with the air conditioning on yet like to wrap ourselves in blankets or hide under a comforter. Although it seems like a waste of electricity, why are we still inclined to sleep this way?

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