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Good Night, Sleep Right

Age On! A Series on Growing Older, Better
Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 6:00am

Why is it so important to get a good night's rest? Could you be suffering from sleep apnea or another sleep disorder without even knowing it? In Part I of the "Age On!" series of Academy Evening talks, director of the UW-Madison Center for Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research and past president of the Sleep Research Society Dr. Ruth Benca explains how sleep is directly related to our physical and emotional health. Dr, Benca also discusses ways to promote quality snooze time and the warning signs of a sleep disorder. Recorded on September 13, 2010, at James W. Perry Hall at UW–Fox Valley.


Ruth Benca is professor and chair of psychiatry & human behavior in the School of Medicine at UC Irvine. She is a former professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the director of the University of Wisconsin Center for Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research.

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