Waking up to Sleep

  • Tempe Public Library, Connections Program Room

Often a neglected factor in long-term health, sleep needs are commonly misunderstood by laypersons and physicians alike. Our 24/7 society, heavy work and school demands, and electric lights and gadgets in modern societies all contribute to limitations on our ability to get fully restorative sleep. We’ll review the consequences of sleep deprivation, especially sleep’s relationship to appetite, weight, and cognitive functioning. And most important, we’ll discuss how a healthy sleep system normally functions in order to better understand the problems and successful management of common sleep disorders, including insomnia, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, sleepwalking and acting out dreams.

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    4 sessions
    Location Tempe

Course Details

Meeting Dates: Thursdays, Oct. 1, 8, 22, 29 (no class Oct.15)
Meeting Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Eligibility: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI at ASU) courses are restricted to students 50+.

This course requires a $15 Fall 2015 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Arizona State University (OLLI at ASU) membership. The one-time semester membership fee entitles you take as many OLLI at ASU courses as you wish at any location. Membership information is available here.

About the Instructor

Janet E. Tatman

Janet E. Tatman, Ph.D., PA-C, is a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and certified in behavioral sleep medicine. She was a physician assistant in family practice and emergency medicine near Washington, D.C. and then completed a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at American University, followed by an internship in health psychology and a post-doctoral fellowship in sleep disorders at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago. She has 21 years of experience treating patients with sleep disorders and has interpreted thousands of sleep laboratory studies. 


Tempe Public Library
3500 S. Rural Road

Location Details

Connections Program Room
(480) 350-5490

Request More Info

For more information on this course, please fill out the form and an ASU staff member will be in contact with you. We look forward to welcoming you into the ASU community.