Sleep Workshop | Fall 2024

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Do you struggle to fall asleep, or stay asleep? Not sure what habits to incorporate into a nighttime routine?

The Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI)’s Psychological Clinic is offering an Adult Sleep Workshop that will provide a structured and supportive environment to help people learn and implement basic sleep hygiene skills to improve your sleep.

This workshop is aimed to provide up-to-date information on sleep, insomnia as well as evidence-based interventions for insomnia. The workshop will also review common myths about sleep, provide you with concrete skills and strategies to practice good sleep hygiene, and review resources available to assist you with sleep difficulties or maintain healthy sleep habits.

This workshop can also be helpful for those juggling fast-paced high pressure work environments, and who are managing multiple professional and personal demands and roles, such as graduate students, professors, and faculty members who may be struggling with sleep quality.

Whether you are struggling with long-term sleep challenges or wanting to learn more about improving your sleep quality, this workshop is a first step in gaining better control and understanding of your sleep

This workshop will be held virtually via Zoom and will be held in fall 2024.

Sleep Workshop Details

  • Who is this for: Adults who would benefit from learning strategies to improve their sleep, particularly for those working in a high performance environment and juggling different roles.
  • When: Fall 2024
  • Where: Zoom
  • How to Register: Contact the MARI Call Center at (734) 615-7853 or complete our secure, online registration form to get started.
  • Cost: $45 per person, pre-paid before the workshop, by credit card through the MARI patient portal.

Referrals from other professionals are welcome and encouraged!

Why is sleep hygiene and why is it important?

Sleep is an important aspect of maintaining good physical and mental health. Many people struggle with sleep, recent studies suggest that nearly 30% of adults get less than six hours of sleep each night, that 35% of Americans report their sleep quality as “poor” or “only fair”, and that 14.5% of adults have trouble falling asleep and 17.8% of adults have trouble staying asleep throughout the night. Further, it is estimated that more than 50 million Americans have chronic sleep disorders.

Insomnia can lead you to have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, waking up earlier than desired, and getting good quality sleep. Insomnia can get in the way of your daily activities and may make you feel sleepy during the day. Insomnia can affect your memory and concentration. Chronic insomnia raises your risk of developing chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.