August 6, 2020

Insomnia and COVID-19

We’re encountering many patients who are having trouble sleeping during the pandemic. In this episode of Talking Sleep, we discuss some of the causes and treatments for insomnia. Psychologist Dr. Barbara McCann uses a variety of techniques to help her patients address their restless nights.

The pandemic has disrupted sleep and school schedules for children. In this episode, we talk with pediatric sleep specialist Dr. Dominic Gault about managing kids and sleep in the current environment and preparing for the return to school, whether it’s in-person or remote learning.

In this episode of Talking Sleep we dig deep with Dr. Frances Chung, one of the authors of a landmark study examining the relationship between undiagnosed OSA and cardiovascular complications after noncardiac surgery. Dr. Chung is a professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at the University of Toronto and developer of the STOP-BANG questionnaire.

Is there evidence that medical marijuana is an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea? Find out when we talk to Dr. Bhanu Kolla, an addiction psychiatrist and sleep physician who studies the interaction between sleep disturbances and addictive disorders.

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