Jeff Ciesla, PhD
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 – 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Kent Student Center Room 310
Happiness and Health: The Importance of Sleep
Dr. Jeff Ciesla is an associate professor of psychology at Kent State University. Throughout his career, he has studied the influence of ruminative thought on depression. This research led to studies demonstrating that late-night rumination is particularly problematic for sleep, and that sleep impairment in turn worsens depression and anxiety. However, mindful meditation appears to counteract these effects, and can be easily used to improve sleep and emotional functioning.
Dr. Ciesla will share how sleep impairments contribute to poor health, including headache, obesity, high blood pressure, and even increased risk of accidents. In addition, he will further explain how sleep impairments contribute to poor psychological health, including depression, anxiety, and general emotional dysregulation.
The good news is that simple lifestyle changes known as “sleep hygiene” can help to improve sleep quality. Dr. Ciesla will explain and teach how you can acquire good sleep hygiene, including mindfulness meditation, to effectively improve sleep during times of high stress, depression, and anxiety.
If you or someone you care about is struggling with their sleep, we have just the subject matter expert for you, and a good nights’ sleep too!
Space is Limited. Registration is recommended. Click here to register to see Dr. Ciesla in person.