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"The Quest for Sleep" Film Screening

2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Dr. Michael Grandner discusses how our brain internalizes sleep disruption triggers and leads to patterns of brain activation; keeping us awake when we want to be asleep. The Quest for Sleep © 2022 Idorsia Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.

Join the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Department of Psychiatry, Osmosis Films, IdorsiaUS, and associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Sleep and Heath Research Program Michael Grandner, PhD, MTR, CBSM, FAASM for a free screening of "The Quest for Sleep."

Dr. Grandner is heavily featured in this documentary film that follows real characters whose struggles with sleep threaten to unravel their waking lives. The character of “Sleep” — narrated by award winning actor Octavia Spencer – acts as a poetic and insightful foil to our cast and leads the audience to experts who illuminate the science behind how we sleep and what keeps us awake.

A panel discussion follows with Dr. Grandner and Meeta Singh, MD, senior staff physician at Detroit’s Henry Ford Hospital Sleep Disorders and Research Center and a sleep consultant to NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, Olympic and college athletic teams. Also on the panel is Kelly Robinson, RN, a care coordinator in Minnesota’s Twin Cities and one of several insomnia sufferers who discuss their relationship to sleep in the documentary.  

Tickets are free, but registration is required.

Questions? Contact us:
An Osmosis Films & Idorsia US production: US-IDS-00684

COVID Protocols: At this time, masks are recommended for the screening but not required. Protocols are subject to change.

To request any disability-related accommodations for this event please contact the event coordinator at least three business days prior to the event.
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Sunday, August 21, 2022 - 2:00pm


Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Community
University of Arizona Health Sciences


Tucson area
The Loft Cinema
3233 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716


Jamie Manser
College of Medicine – Tucson
Department of Psychiatry