Sleep is essential for health and wellbeing. Held live on 29 September 2022, this webinar reviewed aspects of sleep from a neurobiological perspective, to help attendees better understand how quality and quantity of sleep affects both physical and mental health. Practical strategies to optimise sleep ‘health’, strengthen innate sleep drive and circadian rhythm from this neurobiological perspective were also reviewed.

Watch this webinar if you are:

  • Interested in personal and professional development
  • Working with people experiencing mental health and addiction needs
  • Working with Whānau
  • Working within Communities

All webinar attendees will be sent an electronic Certificate of Attendance for CPD purposes.

Learning outcomes

  • Aspects of sleep theory and functions of sleep
  • Sleep disorders
  • Effects of poor sleep on physical and mental health
  • Strategies to regulate arousal and normalise sleep-drive/circadian rhythm, including neurobiological rationale

Webinar recording

About the presenters

Ruth Troughton

Ruth Troughton
(Webinar Presenter)

NZRP, Dip Phyty (Otago), BA (Mus) (UC),
Certified Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner(ASLM)
About Ruth