The first presentation in the Spring Mental Health Speaker Series, presented by the University of Arizona Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in partnership with the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Department of Psychiatry, will provide an overview of the rapidly evolving scientific evidence on how the pandemic has impacted sleep.
It will examine the effect on sleep rhythms and dreams, as well as clinical insights and suggestions for managing sleep during a pandemic.
About the Spring Mental Health Speaker Series:
The series will host three webinars examining the psychological impacts of COVID-19 and how mindfulness can help support mental health and well-being. The webinars, which take place March 3, March 17 and April 7, at 1 p.m., are free and open to the public.
The series is hosted by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Alabama. A question-and-answer session will be available after each webinar.
Dr. Michael Grandner is a licensed clinical psychologist, board-certified in behavioral sleep medicine. He is the director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona and director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Banner - University Medical Center in Tucson. Dr. Grandner is associate professor of psychiatry, psychology, medicine, nutritional sciences and clinical translational science at the University of Arizona. He is an internationally recognized expert in sleep health, has more than 150 academic publications, and frequently consults with health, technology, athletics, and nutritional companies and organizations regarding sleep, health, and performance.