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16. Why can’t I sleep? Insomnia insights with Dr Jade Wu PhD


Welcome to Season 2 of the Fresh Heart Project!


We kick off this season by welcoming the amazing Savvy Psychologist, Dr Jade Wu for a deep dive into insomnia. If you or your loved ones suffer with insomnia, we guarantee you’ll come away from this episode with actionable tips.


Jade Wu, PhD, is a Board-certified behavioural sleep medicine specialist and sleep researcher at Duke University School of Medicine. She is a frequent guest on popular radio and podcast shows like NPR, and contributor to publications like Huffington Post, Men’s Health, and Slate. She hosts the award-winning Savvy Psychologist podcast. Dr. Wu’s current research focuses on treating sleep disorders in those with chronic illness. In the clinic, her approach is grounded in both science and compassion.


We discuss how much sleep you actually need, why 8 hours sleep duration may not be the holy grail, what happens to sleep as you age, evidence-backed treatments for insomnia and much more. This is a gem of a conversation you do not want to miss.


You can find Jade on twitter @JadeWuPhD or on her website www.jadewuphd.com

Enjoy the episode!

 
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