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How to Sleep Better

And the Secret Power of Naps

Taught bySara Mednick, PhD
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About This Course

Consistently getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things you can do. It can improve your health, lower your stress, and make you more productive at work. But for many of us, getting enough sleep is easier said than done. In this course from Life Reimagined, sleep expert Sara Mednick, PhD helps you understand how sleep works and, with a specific emphasis on the secret power of napping, she helps you develop practices for getting more and better sleep into your life.

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Unit 1: Getting Good at Sleep

In this unit, Dr. Mednick teaches you the science of sleep and explains exactly what happens in your mind and body as you go through the various stages of sleep. She also shares best practices for helping you get to sleep and to get a restful night’s sleep. Then she shares some of her exciting research on naps and all the benefits that they can bring.

Lesson 1 The Fatigue Epidemic
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Lesson 2 Sleep 101
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Lesson 3 Getting a Good Night's Sleep (The Basics)
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Lesson 4 Take Back the Nap
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Unit 2 : The Secret Power of Naps

In this part of the course, Dr. Mednick teaches you how to be a strategic napper. She explains how timing and duration of naps can bring specific benefits to your life. She also helps you create your own personal sleep profile so you can use that profile to create a sleep program ideal for you and your specific needs.

Lesson 5 The Shadow Sleep Cycles
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Lesson 6 Strategic Napping
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Lesson 7 Your Sleep Profile
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Lesson 8 Ask Dr. Mednick
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Sara Mednick, PhD

Sara Mednick, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. Her book, Take a Nap! Change Your Life provides practical guidance on the value of naps and how you can use napping as a tool to improve your quality of life. Sara and her fascinating research have been featured on CNN, the New York Times, NPR, and more.

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