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Sleep Health: How These Stressful Times Affect Your Sleep & What Can Be Done To Help


This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date Oct. 29, 2020); no calls will be taken.

Of the many side effects that COVID-19 has had on people's wellbeing, sleep often comes up in conversation as something that has been disrupted during the pandemic. We will talk with medical experts about how sleep is integrated with overall mental and physical health, what ways the pandemic is affecting people's sleep (and even their dreams), and approaches that can help foster healthy sleep patterns.


Dr. Robert McCarley, vice president of medical affairs for intensive services, Maine Behavioral Healthcare and Spring Harbor Hospital

Dr. Aleksandar Videnovic, director of sleep medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Hannah Taylor (call-in), clinical psychologist and behavioral sleep medicine provider, The Maine Sleep Center at Chest Medicine Associates, South Portland



Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.