Sleep Talk: Episode 47 – Tracking Sleep

Originally at: https://sleephub.com.au/podcast-47/

Episode 47: Tracking Sleep

Tracking sleep over time can give helpful insights into sleep patterns and ways of improving sleep. This month we discuss the latest technologies for tracking sleep and interesting ways these technologies are being used in research with our guest James Slater from University of Western Australia.

Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (Sleep Physician) host the monthly podcast, Sleep Talk – Talking all things sleep.

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Audio Timeline / Chapters:

  • 00:00 – 01:07 Introduction
  • 01:07 – 20:33 Theme – Tracking Sleep
  • 20:33 – 21:32 Clinical Tip
  • 21:32 – 24:15 Pick of the Month
  • 24:15 – 25:26 What’s Coming Up?

Next episode: Social time and daylight saving time

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James Slater is undertaking his PhD at the Centre for Sleep Science at University of Western Australia, and is a sleep scientist at Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. James is sought out for his expertise on sleep assessment, a topic on which James has published journal articles, a textbook chapter, technical papers and given invited talks.

 

 

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Dr Moira JungeDr Moira Junge is a health psychologist working in the sleep field, who has considerable experience working with people with sleeping difficulties in a multidisciplinary practice using a team-based approach. Moira is actively involved with the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) and a board member of the Sleep Health Foundation. She has presented numerous workshops for psychologists and is involved with Monash University with teaching and supervision commitments. She is one of the founders and clinic directors at Yarraville Health Group which was established in 1998. In addition to her expertise in sleep disorders, her other areas of interest and expertise include smoking cessation, psychological adjustment to chronic illness, and grief and loss issues.

 

Dr David CunningtonDr David Cunnington is a sleep physician and director of Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre, and co-founder and contributor to SleepHub. David trained in sleep medicine both in Australia and in the United States, at Harvard Medical School, and is certified as both an International Sleep Medicine Specialist and International Behavioural Sleep Medicine Specialist. David’s clinical practice covers all areas of sleep medicine and he is actively involved in training health …

Sleep Talk: Episode 46 – Sleep Hygiene

Originally at: https://sleephub.com.au/podcast-46/

Episode 46: Sleep Hygiene

What is sleep hygiene? Does it work? Can we be too careful about sleep? We discuss the pros and cons of sleep hygiene and put its role in perspective.

Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (Sleep Physician) host the monthly podcast, Sleep Talk – Talking all things sleep.

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Audio Timeline / Chapters:

  • 00:00 – 02:00 Introduction
  • 02:00 – 23:58 Theme – Sleep Hygiene
  • 23:58 – 25:00 Clinical Tip
  • 25:00 – 27:54 Pick of the Month
  • 27:54 – 29:23 What’s Coming Up?

Next episode: Tracking Sleep

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Dr Moira JungeDr Moira Junge is a health psychologist working in the sleep field, who has considerable experience working with people with sleeping difficulties in a multidisciplinary practice using a team-based approach. Moira is actively involved with the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) and a board member of the Sleep Health Foundation. She has presented numerous workshops for psychologists and is involved with Monash University with teaching and supervision commitments. She is one of the founders and clinic directors at Yarraville Health Group which was established in 1998. In addition to her expertise in sleep disorders, her other areas of interest and expertise include smoking cessation, psychological adjustment to chronic illness, and grief and loss issues.

 

Dr David CunningtonDr David Cunnington is a sleep physician and director of Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre, and co-founder and contributor to SleepHub. David trained in sleep medicine both in Australia and in the United States, at Harvard Medical School, and is certified as both an International Sleep Medicine Specialist and International Behavioural Sleep Medicine Specialist. David’s clinical practice covers all areas of sleep medicine and he is actively involved in training health professionals in sleep. David is a regular media commentator on sleep, both in traditional media and social media. David’s recent research has been in the area of non-drug, psychologically-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness in managing insomnia, restless legs syndrome and other sleep disorders.

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How do I adjust for the start of daylight saving time?

Originally at: https://sleephub.com.au/start-daylight-saving-time/

Worried about adjusting for the start of daylight saving time?

daylight savingsOn Sunday 6th October, in the early hours of the morning, daylight saving time begins in Australia (unless you live in QLD, WA or NT). At 2am, clocks shift forward an hour to 3am. If you are a good sleeper, you’re probably not reading this anyway, as you will generally be able to go to bed at your usual time (according to the clock), and get to sleep without a problem. However, if you have trouble sleeping, it’s important to have a plan to minimise the impact of this change on your sleep.

What problems might I run in to?

With the clock shifting forward an hour, the most common problems people run in to are:

  1. Not feeling tired at their normal bed time
  2. Trouble getting up in the morning
  3. Being anxious about what will happen with sleep

Shifting the clock forward 1 hour, is the same as shifting your entire schedule 1 hour earlier, or travelling 1 time zone to the east.

Going to bed

With the new time being 1 hour later, it’s likely that you won’t feel sleepy or fall asleep readily if you go to bed at the new time.  As such, don’t just go to bed at the same clock time out of habit, instead on Sunday night, aim to stay up an hour later. This has 2 effects:

  1. Helping you build up a little more sleep debt, making it easier to get to sleep and stay asleep
  2. Delaying your body clock, so that your internal clock also shifts 1 hour later

daylight savings timeOver the next few days, as you begin to feel sleepy earlier, you can shift the time you go to bed earlier. This could be in half hour steps, or if you are more cautious go to bed 15 minutes earlier each day, and in 4 days you will have adjusted to the new time.

Most people can shift their body clock up to 2 hours later each 24 hours without much effort. We see this when we travel across time zones. Going from Melbourne to Perth, a 2 hour later shift, generally takes a only a day or two to adjust to. Interestingly people find travelling to the east or shifting their clocks earlier harder, and can generally only shift 1 hour earlier each 24 hours. So travelling from Perth back to Melbourne takes longer to adjust.

Getting up in the morning

It’s likely that you’ll want to wake later than your usual waking time, as with the time change, this will be an hour later. However, over a …

Sleep Talk: Episode 45 – Sharing a Bed

Originally at: https://sleephub.com.au/podcast-45/

Episode 45: Sharing a Bed

Is sharing a bed with a partner good for sleep? On one level partners can be noisy, move around and be the cause of sleep disruption. But on the other hand, they can provide a sense of security and closeness. This month we discuss the pros and cons of sharing a bed.

Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (Sleep Physician) host the monthly podcast, Sleep Talk – Talking all things sleep.

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Audio Timeline / Chapters:

  • 00:00 – 01:42 Introduction
  • 01:42 – 23:54 Theme – Alcohol and Sleep
  • 23:54 – 25:06 Clinical Tip
  • 25:06 – 27:32 Pick of the Month
  • 27:32 – 29:05 What’s Coming Up?

Next episode: Sleep and Cannabinoids

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Dr Moira JungeDr Moira Junge is a health psychologist working in the sleep field, who has considerable experience working with people with sleeping difficulties in a multidisciplinary practice using a team-based approach. Moira is actively involved with the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) and a board member of the Sleep Health Foundation. She has presented numerous workshops for psychologists and is involved with Monash University with teaching and supervision commitments. She is one of the founders and clinic directors at Yarraville Health Group which was established in 1998. In addition to her expertise in sleep disorders, her other areas of interest and expertise include smoking cessation, psychological adjustment to chronic illness, and grief and loss issues.

 

Dr David CunningtonDr David Cunnington is a sleep physician and director of Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre, and co-founder and contributor to SleepHub. David trained in sleep medicine both in Australia and in the United States, at Harvard Medical School, and is certified as both an International Sleep Medicine Specialist and International Behavioural Sleep Medicine Specialist. David’s clinical practice covers all areas of sleep medicine and he is actively involved in training health professionals in sleep. David is a regular media commentator on sleep, both in traditional media …

Sleep Talk: Episode 44 – Alcohol and Sleep

Originally at: https://sleephub.com.au/podcast-44/

Episode 44: Alcohol and Sleep

Alcohol is commonly used as a sleep aid, but does it really help sleep? We talk with Dr Rowan Ogeil about the impact of alcohol on sleep as well as other health effects.

Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (Sleep Physician) host the monthly podcast, Sleep Talk, talking all things sleep.

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Audio Timeline / Chapters:

  • 00:00 – 02:33 Introduction
  • 02:33 – 26:28 Theme – Alcohol and Sleep
  • 26:28 – 27:22 Clinical Tip
  • 27:22 – 29:50 Pick of the Month
  • 29:50 – 30:46 What’s Coming Up?

Next episode: Sharing a bed

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Dr Rowan Ogeil’s research has centred on understanding the impact that behaviours, particularly shift work and drug use, have on psychological outcomes, chiefly health and sleep states. Rowan’s research has employed translational methods across genetic, behavioural, and population levels to deliver significant impacts. To date he has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, many in leading journals. Rowan’s work is highly regarded both in Australia and internationally, and he has previously held an NHMRC Peter Doherty Fellowship, and an Australia-Harvard fellowship. Rowan coordinates a unit in the Monash University Masters of Addictive Behaviours, and contributes to other undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

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Dr Moira JungeDr Moira Junge is a health psychologist working in the sleep field, who has considerable experience working with people with sleeping difficulties in a multidisciplinary practice using a team-based approach. Moira is actively involved with the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) and a board member of the Sleep Health Foundation. She has presented numerous workshops for psychologists and is involved with Monash University with teaching and supervision commitments. She is one of the founders and clinic directors at Yarraville Health Group which was established in 1998. In addition to her expertise in sleep disorders, her other areas of interest and expertise include smoking cessation, psychological adjustment to chronic illness, and grief and loss issues.

 

Dr David CunningtonDr David Cunnington is a sleep physician and director of …

Sleep Talk: Episode 43 – Sleep Research Update

Originally at: https://sleephub.com.au/podcast-43/

Episode 43: Sleep Research Update

Hear the latest updates on sleep research from the Sleep 2019 meeting. In this episode we talk with Dr Simon Frenkel about the latest research in sleep.

Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (Sleep Physician) host the monthly podcast, Sleep Talk, talking all things sleep.

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Audio Timeline / Chapters:

  • 00:00 – 02:50 Introduction
  • 02:50 – 26:14 Theme – Sleep Research Update
  • 26:14 – 27:14 Clinical Tip
  • 27:14 – 31:29 Pick of the Month
  • 31:29 – 32:30 What’s Coming Up?

Next episode: Alcohol and Sleep

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Dr Simon Frenkel is a Respiratory and Sleep Disorders Physician with more than 10 years experience. In addition to working at the Western Hospital in Melbourne, he is one of the Directors at Lung and Sleep Victoria where he consults in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine. His Sleep Medicine interests are diverse, with particular emphasis on non-respiratory sleep disorders and multidisciplinary models of care. He is actively involved in sleep education and is co-chair of the Sleep Physicians Council of the Australasian Sleep Association.

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Dr Moira JungeDr Moira Junge is a health psychologist working in the sleep field, who has considerable experience working with people with sleeping difficulties in a multidisciplinary practice using a team-based approach. Moira is actively involved with the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) and a board member of the Sleep Health Foundation. She has presented numerous workshops for psychologists and is involved with Monash University with teaching and supervision commitments. She is one of the founders and clinic directors at Yarraville Health Group which was established in 1998. In addition to her expertise in sleep disorders, her other areas of interest and expertise include smoking cessation, psychological adjustment to chronic illness, and grief and loss issues.

 

Dr David CunningtonDr David Cunnington is a sleep physician and director of Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre, and co-founder and contributor to SleepHub. David trained in sleep medicine both in Australia and in the United States, at Harvard Medical School, and is certified as both an International Sleep Medicine Specialist and International Behavioural Sleep Medicine Specialist. David’s clinical practice covers all areas of sleep medicine and he is actively involved in training health …

Sleep Talk: Episode 42 – What to Eat

Originally at: https://sleephub.com.au/podcast-42/

Episode 42: What to Eat

How does what we eat impact on sleep? What foods or types of diet can help with sleep? To help decipher this complex area we talk to Assoc Prof Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Director Sleep Center of Excellence Columbia University, Irving Medical Center.

Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (Sleep Physician) host the monthly podcast, Sleep Talk, talking all things sleep.

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Audio Timeline / Chapters:

  • 00:00 – 01:41 Introduction
  • 01:41 – 23:04 Theme – What to eat?
  • 23:04 – 25:45 Clinical Tip
  • 25:45 – 29:31 Pick of the Month
  • 29:31 – 30:39 What’s Coming Up?

Next episode: Sleep Research Update

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Marie-Pierre St-Onge

Assoc Prof Marie-Pierre St-Onge is Centre Director of Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Sleep Center of Excellence. A Prof St-Onge has a Ph.D focused in Nutrition from McGill University and is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and Certified in Clinical Sleep Health. In 2007, A Prof St-Onge received NIH funding to study sleep and energy balance and her research now focuses greatly on sleep and its association with obesity and cardiometabolic risk factors. Her research findings show that sleep influences diet and that diet may also influence sleep, allowing her to return to her original passion related to foods and their influence on disease risk.

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Dr Moira JungeDr Moira Junge is a health psychologist working in the sleep field, who has considerable experience working with people with sleeping difficulties in a multidisciplinary practice using a team-based approach. Moira is actively involved with the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) and a board member of the Sleep Health Foundation. She has presented numerous workshops for psychologists and is involved with Monash University with teaching and supervision commitments. She is one of the founders and clinic directors at Yarraville Health Group which was established in 1998. In addition to her expertise in sleep disorders, her other areas of interest and expertise include smoking cessation, psychological adjustment to chronic illness, and grief and loss issues.

 

Dr David CunningtonDr David Cunnington is a sleep physician and director of Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre, and co-founder and contributor to SleepHub. David trained in sleep medicine both in Australia and in the United States, at Harvard Medical School, and …

Sleep Talk: Episode 41 – When to Eat

Originally at: https://sleephub.com.au/podcast-41/

Episode 41: When to Eat

When we eat may be just as important as what we eat for managing obesity and health. We talk to Dr Gerda Pot, Nutritionist from the Louis Bolk Instituut and Kings College London about the emerging field of chrono-nutrition.

Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (Sleep Physician) host the monthly podcast, Sleep Talk, talking all things sleep.

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Audio Timeline / Chapters:

  • 00:00 – 02:25 Introduction
  • 02:25 – 20:13 Theme – When to eat
  • 20:13 – 20:57 Clinical Tip
  • 20:57 – 22:23 Pick of the Month
  • 22:23 – 23:51 What’s Coming Up?

Next episode: What to eat

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Dr Gerda Pot

Dr Gerda Pot is an experienced Nutritional Scientist and lecturer working at Louis Bolk Institute in The Netherlands, and King’s College London. Dr Pot is skilled in Epidemiology, Lecturing, Scientific Writing, Clinical Research, and Life Sciences and has a Postgraduate certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education from King’s College London.Dr Pot’s recent research has been in the effects of the timing of food intake on health including sleep and obesity.Dr Pot has recently published data from a pilot study of a nutrition and lifestyle intervention in type 2 diabetes showing improved glucose control and reduction in glucose lowering medication. You can find more links to Dr Pot’s research here. Dr Pot also appears regularly in the media promoting healthy eating and outlining the impact of chrono-nutrition, such as in this article for New Scientist, and this piece for Dutch television.

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Dr Moira JungeDr Moira Junge is a health psychologist working in the sleep field, who has considerable experience working with people with sleeping difficulties in a multidisciplinary practice using a team-based approach. Moira is actively involved with the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) and a board member of the Sleep Health Foundation. She has presented numerous workshops for psychologists and is involved with Monash University with teaching and supervision commitments. She is one of the founders and clinic directors at Yarraville Health Group which was established in 1998. In addition to her expertise in sleep disorders, her other areas of interest and expertise include smoking cessation, psychological adjustment to chronic illness, and grief and

Sleep Talk: Episode 40 – What is Normal Sleep?

Originally at: https://sleephub.com.au/podcast-40/

Episode 40: What is Normal Sleep?

Is it really normal to sleep for 8 hours undisturbed each night, or is that just an unrealistic expectation? We talk to Darian Leader, author of Why Can’t we Sleep? about how people have slept throughout history and how many of our expectations about sleep are driven by social fads.

Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (Sleep Physician) host the monthly podcast, Sleep Talk, talking all things sleep.

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Audio Timeline / Chapters:

  • 00:00 – 02:48 Introduction
  • 02:48 – 26:21 Theme – What is Normal Sleep?
  • 26:21 – 27:17 Clinical Tip
  • 27:17 – 29:20 Pick of the Month
  • 29:20 – 30:25 What’s Coming Up?

Next episode: When we eat

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Credit: Angus Muir

Darian Leader is a psychoanalyst working in London and a member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research and of The College of Psychoanalysts-UK. He is the author of several books including: ‘Why do women write more letters than they post?’; ‘Freud’s Footnotes’; ‘Stealing the Mona Lisa: What Art Stops Us From Seeing’; ‘Why do people get ill?’ (with David Corfield) , ‘The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression’, ‘What is Madness?’ , ‘Strictly Bipolar’ and ‘Hands’, and his most recent book, ‘Why Can’t We Sleep? (2019). He writes frequently about contemporary art. 

Darian’s latest book is Why Can’t we Sleep?

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Dr Moira JungeDr Moira Junge is a health psychologist working in the sleep field, who has considerable experience working with people with sleeping difficulties in a multidisciplinary practice using a team-based approach. Moira is actively involved with the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) and a board member of the Sleep Health Foundation. She has presented numerous workshops for psychologists and is involved with Monash University with teaching and supervision commitments. She is one of the founders and clinic directors at Yarraville Health Group which was established in 1998. In addition to her expertise in sleep disorders, her other areas of interest and expertise include smoking cessation, psychological adjustment to chronic illness, and grief and loss issues.

 

Dr David CunningtonDr David Cunnington is a sleep physician and director of Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre, and co-founder and contributor to SleepHub

Sleep Talk: Episode 39 – Menopause

Originally at: https://sleephub.com.au/podcast-39/

Episode 39: Menopause

Menopause is a time of significant changes in sleep, as well as a range of other symptoms. Why does this occur and how can symptoms be addressed? In this episode we talk with Dr Sonia Davison, Endocrinologist and expert in Women’s Health.

Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (Sleep Physician) host the monthly podcast, Sleep Talk, talking all things sleep.

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Audio Timeline / Chapters:

  • 00:00 – 03:05 Introduction
  • 03:05 – 26:55 Theme – Menopause
  • 26:55 – 27:40 Clinical Tip
  • 27:40 – 30:08 Pick of the Month
  • 30:08 – 31:23 What’s Coming Up?

Next episode: What to eat for sleep

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Sonia Davison

Dr Sonia Davison is an Endocrinologist with a special interest in Women’s Health. She is a Clinical Fellow at Jean Hailes for Women’s Health and has an adjunct appointment at the Women’s Health Research Program, Monash University. Sonia is President-Elect of the Australasian Menopause Society (AMS) and was editor of AMS’s Change magazine for 9 years. Sonia is in private practice in Melbourne at Cabrini Medical Centre and at Jean Hailes for Women’s Health. Her PhD and postdoctoral research examined sex steroid physiology in women, including measurement of androgens and their relationships with age, mood, sexual function and cognition.

 

Regular hosts:

Dr Moira JungeDr Moira Junge is a health psychologist working in the sleep field, who has considerable experience working with people with sleeping difficulties in a multidisciplinary practice using a team-based approach. Moira is actively involved with the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) and a board member of the Sleep Health Foundation. She has presented numerous workshops for psychologists and is involved with Monash University with teaching and supervision commitments. She is one of the founders and clinic directors at Yarraville Health Group which was established in 1998. In addition to her expertise in sleep disorders, her other areas of interest and expertise include smoking cessation, psychological adjustment to chronic illness, and grief and loss issues.

 

Dr David CunningtonDr David Cunnington is a sleep physician and director of Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre, and co-founder and contributor to SleepHub. David trained in sleep medicine both in Australia and in the United States, at Harvard Medical School, and is certified as both an International Sleep Medicine Specialist and International Behavioural Sleep Medicine Specialist. David’s clinical …