Humanist March 7 Sunday Science Program Explores Sleep and Brain Diseases

The next Sunday Science program from the Central Colorado Humanists will focus on the workings of what we do nearly a third of our lives and about which much new research is being done; sleep.

The March 7 program, The Importance of Sleep, and Brain Diseases, will be presented by Dr. Suzanne Lesage MD/MHS, who is on the staff of Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center and specializes in neurology (board certified) as well as sleep medicine and sleep studies.

The program on ZOOM will present the functioning of the sleep mechanism; and the history of neurological disease and sleep. Dr. Lesage will also discuss new research into sleep, dementia and cognitive function.

Lease began sleep research at Northwestern University under Dr. Phyllis Zee; world-renowned authority on Circadian Disorders and later joined the Neurology Sleep program at Johns Hopkins doing research in Restless Legs Syndrome and cognition and sleep disorders and continued her study at the University of Maryland.

She later ran a sleep program at the Baltimore Veterans Administration, working with veterans on sleep and traumatic brain injury, her work with veterans also continued at Walter Reed National Medical Center.

The program will begin at 10 a.m. on ZOOM, with time for questions after the presentation.

The ZOOM link can be found on the Central Colorado Humanist website: CentralColoradaHumanists. org and the link address is: 

Central Colorado Humanists sponsor Sunday Science presentations on the first Sunday of each month. Each presentation is informative and features a science topic understandable by both scientists and non-scientists. The program will start promptly at 10 a.m., followed by a question-and-answer period.

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