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December 15, 2021

Virtual Town Hall: Fundamentals of Sleep

Date & time- Jan 13, 2022 9:30 AM CST (10:30 EST)

Session will be 75 minutes


We need to sleep to live, but we should never live to sleep. Finding a balance between sleep needs and living a demanding lifestyle can be difficult. Understanding the fundamentals of sleep will give you the information you need to know what sleep behaviours to prioritize.

  • Spend an hour increasing your sleep IQ and sleep health.
  • Learn how your sleep system works and how to make it work for you.
  • Learn which commonly held beliefs such as, “All adults need 8 hours of sleep,” are actually myths
  • Identify whether you have a sleep problem and learn what treatments are effective.


Dr. Colleen E. Carney is a Professor at Ryerson University and the Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory. She is the President of the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies Behavioural Sleep Medicine Special Interest Group. Dr. Carney is a leading expert on the cognitive behavioural insomnia treatment for those with comorbid illness. She has over 20 years of experience in behavioural sleep medicine, with over 100 publications, including 10 books on CBT for insomnia. Dr. Carney trains students and professionals in behavioural sleep medicine internationally and is a passionate advocate for improving access to evidence based treatments for insomnia.

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