Jun 10, 2021
Narcolepsy 360: Dr. Michael Grandner
Dr. Grandner is the Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona, Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Banner-University Medical Center, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the UA College of Medicine, with joint appointments in the Departments of Medicine, Psychology (UA College of Science), Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences), and Clinical Translational Science. His research focuses on how sleep and sleep-related behaviors are related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, neurocognitive functioning, mental health, and longevity.
In this episode, Claire and Dr. Grandner discuss how although he is a clinical psychologist, his focus is on sleep behavior. He is interested in understanding collectively our relationship with sleep and what causes disruptions in our sleep and therefore affects our day-to-day functions.
Dr. Grandner shares what his lab is currently studying, but also deep dives into how sleep greatly affects our mental health, mental wellness, memory and mental acuity. He shares his insight on how diet, nutrition and sleep all intricately interact. Dr. Grandner is constantly asking, “How do we improve people’s sleep?”
We really appreciate learning about sleep and sleep health from a sleep behavioral approach, thank you Dr. Grandner for your time and sharing with our community.
To learn more about Dr. Grandner's research and work you can check his website. You follow Dr. Grandner @michaelgrandner on Twitter and @drgrandner on Facebook.
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