How can we really tell whether we are sleeping well or not? How does sleep influence health, well-being, and performance?
More practically, how can we tell whether we should speak with a health professional about sleep? What are sleep strategies that we can put into practice right away to sleep well?
Sleep is critical to health, wellness, and performance. Yet, many people take it for granted, not knowing the reasons for why they should prioritize good sleep nor whether they are truly sleeping well. Moreover, for those seeking to reap the benefits of good sleep, learning to separate sleep misconceptions and myths from good sleep practices will be key.
To address these issues, this course will introduce three key steps to better sleep: these are 1) learning about why sleep matters; 2) learning about what good sleep is like; and 3) learning about how to create a sustainable sleep routine.
Facilitator: Sheryl Guloy, PhD
Sheryl Guloy, PhD, is an educator who develops programs and innovations to support health, wellness, and productivity through better sleep. Her interest in sleep began as she sought to understand her own sleep patterns and realized that she is a true night owl. Her work is informed by her research and field expertise in performance, education, sleep apps, and sleep coaching. She has provided consultation services on knowledge translation professional development to organizations, such as the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network.
Sheryl is co-founder of Somnolence+, leading a team of sleep experts and advocates in bringing good sleep to organizations and individuals, through coaching, presentations; workshops; and programs. She is also a co-founder of the Sleep Well Network and the Somnolence Canada Foundation, which has held sleep education events for secondary school students; health, wellness, and fitness professionals; SNC-Lavalin; and the public.