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Episode 5: Sleep Health During Times of Unrest

Host: Maddy Pearson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Guests:
Monica Aurilio, BSN, RN, and Charles Czeisler, MD, PhD

If you’re tired of being tired, this episode is for you! Monica Aurilio, BSN, RN, and Charles Czeisler, MD, PhD, talk about what it means to get a good night’s — or day’s — rest, addressing the challenges of shift work and how to overcome them. You’ll hear about common sleep disorders and receive practical tips for establishing a sleep health regimen.

Show Notes

Our experts have shared the following resources for listeners who wish to continue exploring sleep health:

About Our Guests

Monica Aurilio, BSN, RN

Monica Aurilio, BSN, RNMonica is a nurse-in-charge for Braunwald Tower 10CD/12B, Neurosciences Intermediate Care, at the Brigham. She has worked overnights for 25 years and has been involved in several wellness and resiliency initiatives for nurses at the Brigham. With a background in business, health and fitness, Monica was inspired to switch gears professionally and become a nurse after seeing the exceptional care a group of nurses provided to one of her family members.

Prior to the pandemic, Monica was working with Brigham sleep health experts to plan resources and offerings for her fellow charge nurses. Monica is a member of the NIC Council.

Charles Czeisler, MD, PhD

Charles Czeisler, MD, PhDDr. Czeisler is chief of the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, and Frank Baldino, Jr., PhD Professor of Sleep Medicine.

A renowned expert in sleep health, Dr. Czeisler has more than 40 years of experience in the field of basic and applied research on human circadian rhythms and sleep-wake function and the impact of sleep loss on vigilance, neurobehavioral performance and health.

Learn more about Dr. Czeisler and the Sleep Matters Initiative.

Episode length: 36:27
Episode air date: April 21, 2021

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