Practitioner Course

Advances in Sleep and Circadian Medicine

What could be better than using sleep and a circadian lifestyle to treat disease and optimise health?
Format

Online Course
3 lessons

Availability

12 Months OR Subscriber Pass

Duration

90 min/3 lessons
4.5 Hours total

Presenter

Catherine Darley ND

About this course

Knowledge of sleep and circadian medicine and their role in primary care has advanced rapidly in the last few years. We now know that sleep deprivation and other sleep disorders increase the risk of cancer, diabetes, and mental illness. Circadian disruption can trigger metabolic dysfunction in several ways.

Update your skills in this dynamic class with Dr. Catherine Darley, sleep expert. You will leave with a greater understanding of how to use sleep medicine and circadian principles to advance your patients’ health goals.

Melatonin is an underused medicine. It can be used not only for insomnia but also for tinnitus, headache, endometriosis and many other disorders. This is essential knowledge for clinicians as we strive for the most effective interventions with the least chance of negative side effects. What could be better than using sleep and a circadian lifestyle to treat disease and optimise health?

In a 24/7 world, the “forgotten” eight (or maybe only six!) hours that your patient sleeps has a profound impact on their health and well-being during wake hours. And likewise, whether or not their daily routine is working with, or against, their circadian rhythm is a factor that cannot be overlooked as we strive to treat disease and optimise health.

The top ten most common diseases cost our patients dearly and their treatment costs society dearly too. From heart disease to pain to Alzheimers’ disease, sleep health and disorders contribute to all of them. Come learn about this interplay, and how to treat these disorders.

Circadian rhythm disorders can be overlooked and misdiagnosed as sleep disorders. Yet the underlying aetiology and therefore treatment are quite different. This is especially important as we learn more about the impact the circadian rhythm has on metabolism.
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Learn how sleep health contributes to the ten most common diseases
  • Understand the central circadian pacemaker, peripheral clock mechanisms and how they are entrained to the natural world
  • Know how to use light therapy and other strategies for a range of circadian rhythm disorders
  • Gain a greater understanding of our natural melatonin’s actions throughout the body
  • Add melatonin to your treatment options for many additional conditions
  • Know the possible side-effects and contraindications for melatonin supplementation

What's in this course

Your Presenter

Dr Catherine Darley

Dr Catherine Darley ND is a graduate of Bastyr University. She combines her knowledge of sleep disorders with her training as a naturopathic physician to bridge these two fields. As a naturopath, her expertise lies in providing natural and effective treatments for sleep problems. She treats people of all ages and especially enjoys working with children and their families.
She founded The Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine in Seattle which is dedicated to patient care, public education about sleep health, and research on natural treatments for sleep disorders.

Dr Darley regularly writes articles and speaks for professional audiences. She has served as adjunct faculty at Bastyr University and the National University of Natural Medicine. She previously served on the Board of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians. In her personal time, Catherine advocates for later secondary school start times and enjoys time outside in nature.