2015

Understanding "How do I Sleep Better"

Have we all thought that we could sleep better? Can we solve sleep? Dr. Vyga Kaufmann discusses just what sleep disorders are and what tools you have to sleep better tonight. Hint: no square screens anywhere near your bed. When Vyga Kaufmann, PhD thinks about a night of quality sleep she envisions Ivan Pavlov comfortably reclined in a freight train gliding down a mountain under a moonlit sky. As a clinical psychologist with 20 years of professional experience in mental health care and a relentless curiosity about how and why we sleep she has applied her expertise to promoting awareness about the ways that seemingly benign behaviors can impact overall quality of sleep. Kaufmann is a founding partner of Summit Behavioral Sleep Medicine, part-time instructor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at CU Boulder, hiker of Mt. Sanitas, and mother of an energetic and inquisitive 4-year old daughter. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx