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Why is Sleep so Important? + Sleep Disturbances after Brain Injury (Dr. Roy Wilkins – Part 1)

Dr. Roy Wilkins is an expert in sleep medicine – and a brain injury survivor himself! This week we will learn the importance of how sleep affects the brain. Dr. Wilkins also shares some of his own journey with TBI, along with why there can be sleep disturbances after a brain injury.

Stay tuned for PART 2 with Dr. Wilkins next week!

0:00 Intro

2:15 Cristabelle

7:50 Introducing Dr. Roy Wilkins

9:50 TBI Experience

17:50 Why is sleep so important?

21:10 Sleep & Brain Injury

25:20 Sleep & Autonomic System

28:20 Suggestions for Helping Sleep

Roy Wilkins, D.C., M.D., RPSGT has extensive training and history in neurology, chiropractic medicine, and sleep medicine. He received his D.C. degree in 1983, residency orthopedics with board certification in 1989, residency neurology board certification in 1992, fellowship with sleep medicine American academy sleep medicine waiver B program in 2006, and MD degree UHSA 2010. He has owned and operated sleep labs White Mountain Sleep Lab from 2003 to present.


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