Almost two-thirds of Americans have difficulty sleeping on two nights of the week or more. Not only is it tough when you feel like you are dragging all day, but poor sleep quality can also have a long term impact on physical and emotional health. This course explains why sleep is important and how to improve your quality of sleep.
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Section 1: Sleep Hygiene
A. The Longest Night
B. Good Sleep
C. Sleep Hygiene Behaviors
D. Sleep Medications: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
E. Creating An Environment Conducive to Sleep
F. Preparing for Sleep
Section 2: Conclusion
C. Course Contributor
Dr. Jenkins is a Counseling Psychologist, and a professor of psychology at Wagner College in New York. He teaches a variety of courses, including Health Psychology, Psychological Testing, Psychopathology, Sleep and Dreams, Principles of Counseling Psychology, and Positive Psychology. He also has extensive clinical experience, and has worked in prisons, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and college counseling centers providing individual and group psychotherapy, as well as psychoeducational workshops. He is an associate fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute for Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and completed a year-long post-doctoral training at the institute. Dr. Jenkins scholarly works have been published in top psychological journals and edited books, and presented at national conferences. Disclosure: Steve Jenkins, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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