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The Wonders of Sleep

Past event - 2024
15 May Doors open at 6:30 PM
Event starts at 7:00 PM
Weary Livers, 2819 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles (CA), CA 90405
Sleep as a state of transient behavioral unresponsiveness has fascinated humans since the beginnings of humankind and its importance for our well-being is an experience we all share. Come wonder with us about how our brains disconnect from our environment while we sleep and how sleep might act as way to break the vicious cycles associated with health conditions.

Unraveling the Mysteries of Sleep: A Journey from the Animal Kingdom to the Brain

Hanna Cattan (Postdoctoral researcher - UCLA)
Sleep is a natural state we all experience, captivating the curiosity of philosophers, poets, writers, and scientists throughout history. Aristotle once called sleep “a sort of privation of waking,” highlighting its reduced physiological functions. We've discovered that every studied animal sleeps, yet sleep varies widely across species. In my talk, I'll explore this fascinating diversity, examining how sleep differs among animals and whether our brains remain disconnected from the external world during sleep.

Cheers to Better Sleep: Using an App to Improve Alcohol Use and Insomnia

Megan Brown (Research Scientist - USC)
Alcohol Use Disorder often co-occurs with Insomnia, a sleep disorder linked to a wide range of psychological and physical health problems. Join in as we discuss how alcohol affects your sleep, and how Insomnia Coach, an existing app that you can download right now, has the potential to reduce alcohol use and insomnia symptoms, especially among veterans.
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