Episode 42: The Importance of Sleep for Overall Health


"Mind Moments," a podcast from NeurologyLive, brings you an exclusive interview with Raman Malhotra, MD.

Raman Malhotra, MD, associate professor of neurology, Washington University in St. Louis, and board of directors, American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Raman Malhotra, MD

Episode 42 of the NeurologyLive Mind Moments podcast is now live! Scroll down to listen or click here to subscribe on your favorite streaming service.

The Mind Moments podcast features exclusive interviews with leaders in the field discussing the latest research and disease management strategies across the breadth of neurology, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, dementia, sleep disorders, and more.

Episode 42, "The Importance of Sleep in Overall Health," features an exclusive interview with Raman Malhotra, MD, associate professor of neurology, Washington University in St. Louis, and president, American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). He discussed the AASM's recent position statement calling for a greater emphasis on sleep health in education, clinical practice, inpatient and long-term care, public health promotion, and the workplace due to sleep's critical role in overall health. He also shared insight into the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on sleep and the Healthy People 2030 initiative that the AASM is taking part in.

This episode also features a new segment, the Neurology News Minute, which will give you quick updates on the following developments in neurology:


1:30 – The AASM’s recent position statement

3:00 The timing of the statement at this point in the pandemic

5:00 – State of physician awareness of sleep disorders

6:20 Current challenges to address in sleep care

8:30 Importance of pediatric sleep education

9:35 Neurology News Minute

12:30 – The “Healthy People 2030” initiative and the importance of nation-wide sleep efforts

15:35 – Current status of the literature on sleep health

17:05 – The “next big thing” in sleep medicine

18:20 Sleep in the hospital setting

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Ramar K, Malhotra RK, Carden KA, et al. Sleep is essential to health: an American Academy of Sleep Medicine position statement. Published online June 21, 2021. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.9476
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