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Teenage sleep with Dr. Cara Ooi

July 08, 2022 Dr. Daniela Steyn
Wellness MD
Teenage sleep with Dr. Cara Ooi
Show Notes

Sleep is one of the most essential functions of the human body, and yet it is often overlooked or given short shrift. Sleep Is critical for our physical and mental health; It helps protect our immune system, repair cell damage, and support brain function. Sleep also plays a vital role in emotional regulation and has been linked to improved mood, decreased anxiety, and reduced stress levels.

In this podcast, Dr. Daniela Steyn talks to Dr. Cara Ooi. Dr. Ooi is a sleep physician and psychiatrist working in Toronto, Canada. She obtained her medical degree from Western University, followed by her residency and subspecialty training in General Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Ooi subsequently completed a fellowship in Sleep Medicine, during which she received training in cognitive-behavioural therapy for insomnia.

Dr. Cara Ooi helps teenagers and young adults get their sleep on track to have more time, energy, and motivation for what matters to them. She is the creator of DECODE ONLINE, an online course for youth and parents.

Dr. Ooi explains why teenagers suffer more from insomnia and sleep difficulties. She also explains why traditional sleep advice does not work for teenagers and what mistakes parents make while guiding their teens through this challenging phase. Dr. Ooi shares some valuable tips on how to get optimal sleep.

This podcast is a must-listen if you or someone you know is struggling with sleeplessness. Thanks for tuning in!

*Legal Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for educational purposes only. For your medical advice, please get in touch with your own Health Care provider. Never ignore medical advice because of something you have heard on this podcast.


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