The Power of Sleep for Physical and Mental Health

According to a recent study, over 40 percent of law enforcement officers have a diagnosable sleep disorder, more than doubling the general population. The effects of sleep deprivation can range from simply feeling aggravated to chronic diseases and mental health disorders. While law enforcement has done a great job promoting two pillars of health (i.e., nutrition and exercise), it has fallen woefully short on promoting the third pillar: sleep. This presentation provides an interactive format to discuss what sleep cycles are and why they are important. It evaluates basic sleep hygiene practices that people often overlook. Finally, it discusses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and how officers can utilize CBT-I to get remarkably better sleep in six weeks.

Brandon Dreiman
Date & Time
Thursday, September 28, 2023, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM