Hear from UCLA sleep experts about why we sleep, how much sleep we need and what we can do to get better sleep, during a Sleep Well Symposium on Tuesday, April 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Charles Young Research Library, main conference room 11360. The free symposium is part of the weeklong UCLA Sleep Well Campaign, Monday-Friday, April 6-10, which includes naps in drop-in, monitored spaces at Powell Library and a wide selection of mindful awareness and yoga nidra sessions. 

The sleep experts include:

  • Dr. Alon Avidan, professor of neurology and director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center.
  • Dr. Michael Irwin, the Norman Cousins Chair for Psychoneuroimmunology at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and director of the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. 
  • Neuroscientist Christopher Colwell, a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences and an expert on the circadian rhythm sleep-wake cycle. 

The UCLA Sleep Well Campaign is co-sponsored by Mind Well of the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative, the UCLA Library, UCLA Recreation, Counseling and Psychological Services, Mindful Music and the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.

For more information, see these flyers: