Every night in many households across the nation, women find it challenging to get the necessary seven to nine hours of sleep. Some suffer from sleep-related conditions. Some have a hard time managing stress and anxiety. And then there are others who are experiencing physical changes that make sleep uncomfortable or difficult.
It’s for these reasons that Texas Health Resources and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health have come together to bring North Texas women a lecture series called “Women and the Importance of Sleep.” The lectures are designed to provide education on the importance of sleep by emphasizing the mind-body connection, as well as possible illnesses that can result from a sleep deficiency. Other topics covered in the lecture series include sleep debt and tips for getting more peaceful rest.
This lecture series epitomizes the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health’s successful hospital partnerships. The Laura W. Bush Institute focuses on women’s health issues as well as sex- and gender-based medicine.
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The impetus for the lecture series is both prudent and pragmatic. For women, a sleep deficiency can lead to a host of chronic health and wellness issues. Although many busy women think of sleep as a luxury, it’s truly a necessity.
The physicians who lead the lecture series explain the risks associated with a lack of sleep (including the increased risk for illness), clinical sleep disorders, and ways to cope with everyday life events so that sleep can improve. Attendees are invited to hear the expert medical commentary free of charge.
Learn more about the unique sleep experiences and challenges for women, as well as a host of other sleep-related topics, by attending the Advances in Medicine lecture series. Upcoming lectures are scheduled for October 15 at Texas Health Plano, October 16 at Texas Health Dallas and October 24 in Allen.
Lectures are complimentary with limited space. Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling 877-847-9355.
Note: Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.