“Innocent sleep. Sleep that soothes away all our worries. Sleep that puts each day to rest. Sleep that relieves the weary labourer and heals hurt minds. Sleep, the main course in life’s feast, and the most nourishing.” Shakespeare’s description in Macbeth captures the restorative properties of sleep. Join Dr. Knoefel for an exploration of the science of sleep. What does it do for us? How do we measure it? What happens if I don’t sleep enough? How can I improve my sleep?

Janice Knoefel, MD, MPH, is a neurologist and geriatrician with more than 35 years of experience. She has been on the faculties of the University of Cincinnati, Boston University, and UNM, where she participates in clinical care, teaching, and research. She is especially interested in prevention of the neurological diseases of aging.