Importance of Sleep

This seminar was originally recorded on December 15, 2023 and features Allison Wilkerson, PHD, DBSM, MUSC, Sleep and Anxiety Treatment and Research Division.

Watch on-demand for General CE Credit

Join us as we host Dr. Allison Wilkerson as she discusses the benefits of sufficient sleep and the consequences of insufficient sleep for adults. This presentation will identify four separate sleep problems and provide options for daily practices to optimize sleep in high intensity work environments.

Dr. Wilkerson is an Associate Professor in the Sleep and Anxiety Treatment and Research Program (SATRP) within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and diplomat in behavioral sleep medicine (DBSM). After receiving her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University, she earned her M.Ed. in Counseling Education and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of North Texas. Dr. Wilkerson completed Pre-Doctoral Internship at the Charleston Consortium Psychology Internship Program and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the SATRP. Her research is focused on the intersection of sleep and addiction.

She is currently working on multiple federally-funded grants, including a NIH/NIDA project prospectively assessing sleep disorders and substance use treatment outcomes and a DoD project developing a freely-available website to train health providers in diagnosing and treating insomnia and other common sleep disorders.

At the completion of the presentation, attendees will be able to:

  1. Improve understanding of benefits of sufficient sleep and consequences of insufficient sleep
  2. Identify four separate sleep problems
  3. Provide options for practical daily practices to optimize sleep for those in high intensity work environments

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