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May 1, 2012

What: Obtaining quality sleep is vital to good health. Not getting a good night's sleep on a regular basis can lead to poor attention, concentration, memory problems and weight gain. Sleep deprivation has also been shown to put one at greater risk of heart attacks, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and depression. Research has shown repeatedly that consistently getting a good night's sleep can help you lose weight easier, complete tasks better and faster, have glowing skin, avoid snacking on high-calorie foods and improve your mood.

Montefiore Medical Center (@MontefioreNews) and YouBeauty (@YouBeauty) are co-hosting a twitter chat on sleep -- when you should see a specialist, how to quiet your mind at night, how to make sleep a priority with a busy work or family schedule and simple techniques to help you sleep more soundly.

When: Wednesday, May 9, 11am ET

Where: Follow the chat on Twitter at #BeautySleep (We encourage you to leave questions in advance of the chat)


Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D., C.BSM is Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is board certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Harris received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. Dr. Harris completed her predoctoral internship at Montefiore Medical Center where she trained in the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center, and has received advanced postdoctoral training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for anxiety and depressive disorders.

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen created in July 2011 as the first website to explore the link between beauty and health in a fun, factual way. YouBeauty arms visitors with scientifically-proven quizzes and tools that measure and improve everything affecting their beauty—from skin and hair, to stress, sleep and self-esteem. Quizzes act as a filter to deliver pertinent, personalized action steps, articles, discussions and research straight to the reader, taking them on a journey to become their most beautiful self.


Follow the links below for more information about Montefiore’s Sleep-Wake Disorders Center :

Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program

The Narcolepsy Institute

Sleep Tips


You Beauty “Sleep Talk” Columns written by Dr. Shelby Harris:

Is it Just Snoring, or Sleep Apnea?

Sleep More and Fit Into Your Skinny Jeans

Daylight Savings Time: Beauty Boost or Bust?