Science Café Cleveland presents


"Sleep and Counting Sheep"


JANUARY 11, 2010




Dr. Ziad Shaman 
(Pulmonary and Critical Care, MetroHealth Medical Center)

Dr. Vidya Krishnan 
(Assoc. Director, Center for Sleep Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center)




One-third of Americans are losing sleep over the state of the U.S. economy and other financial concerns, according to the 2009 poll by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). While January’s Science Café Cleveland session may not fix your financial troubles, it will clarify the importance of Sleep Science in the current state of sleep in America.


Do you tend to wake up throughout the night from nightmares and terrors? Does your bed partner complain that you snore, talk, or move excessively in your sleep? Do you ever wonder why you don’t feel refreshed and motivated in the morning? Or maybe you catch yourself falling asleep during the day and need to fuel up on endless cups of coffee to keep yourself going. If any of these seem familiar to you, there could be a simple explanation. You might be suffering from a sleep disorder or a related condition. 


If you’d like to learn more, come join us to discuss the world of sleep and how you can improve your life through a good night’s rest. In addition to hearing from experts in sleep disorders, you'll get the perspective of a woman who has experienced firsthand how the treatment of a sleep disorder can be a life-changing experience.




If you have a few minutes, you can "prepare your mind" for the café by checking out these web resources:

Poll results from the NSF

General information on sleep disorders

If you have a question, you can also ask a sleep expert.




Date: January 11, 2010
Time: Drinks start at 6:30 PM, discussion starts around 7:00 PM
Location: Tasting Room, Great Lakes Brewing Company (2701 Carroll Ave, Cleveland)


Click here to download a pdf flyer for your office!