095 Dr. Lucinda Sykes. Sleep Well, Be Well

Mar 13, 2023 | Mind and Brain, Podcast, Podcast Episode

THIS EPISODE OF GROWING OLDER LIVING YOUNGER focuses on sleep and the ways we can achieve sufficient natural sleep.

Today’s Featured Expert is retired medical doctor and  longtime mindfulness teacher, Dr. Lucinda Sykes on her approach to promoting deep natural sleep

We discuss the importance of natural deep sleep, what happens to our brains during the stages of sleep, the adverse effects of sleep medications, and the importance of consistent sleep habits in a sleep conducive environment.

Episode Timeline:
[0:11] Introduction to today’s episode.
[7:18] Why is the quality of sleep so important?
[11:43] What are the three stages of sleep?
[17:43] Approach to her clients with a sleep problem
[24:01] The major factors in chronic insomnia.
[30:47] Insomnia and sleep medication use.
[36:59] Key takeaways

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Lucinda Sykes’ background includes family medicine and Jungian psychotherapy. She has Certification in Analytical Psychology from the CG Jung Institute, Zurich as well as extensive training in MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) at the U Mass Center for Mindfulness,
More than 6000 patients attended medical programs of mindfulness at her Toronto clinic, Meditation for Health. When COVID ended the clinic’s in-person teaching in 2020, Lucinda shifted her work online, directing her special interest in sleep and mindfulness to new coaching programs for Women 50+.  

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