Sleeping for Peak Performance and Your Heart

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Speaker:  Michael Grandner, PhD

Topic: Sleeping for Peak Performance and Your Heart

Event Series: 
Sarver Heart Center 30th Anniversary Community Lecture Series
April 12, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Event Address: 
1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719
Event Location: 
Room 5403
Event Location Other: 
Banner-UMC Tucson 
Tickets for the Event:  Prior registration is required, however it is not necessary to bring a printed ticket to the lecture. This is a free event.  Click here to register.

Parking Information:  Guests may park in the Banner - UMC Tucson Patient/Visitor Parking Garage for this event.  As you exit the garage, please tell the parking attendant that you attended the "Sarver Heart Center lecture" for a free exit. Parking in University of Arizona lots adjacent to the hospital is free after 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Information Tables and Chest-Compression-Only CPR Training will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m.

If you have questions concerning access, wish to request a sign language interpreter or accommodations for a disability, please contact Jennifer Bunger at or (520) 626-2901.

Event Series: 
Commemorating Sarver Heart Center's 30th Anniversary
April 12, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:15pm

When it comes to promoting healthy hearts and peak performance, it's not just a matter of getting more sleep. Rather, it's a matter of getting enough sleep, of adequate quality, at optimal times. Michael Grandner, PhD, will provide an update on research that shows the links between optimal sleep duration, quality, and timing on heart health, heart-healthy behaviors, and physical performance. These relationships encompass areas including cardiovascular function, weight gain and metabolism, inflammation and recovery, neurocognitive function and decision making (making healthy choices), energy level and motivation, and diet/nutrition. Also, learn how other factors affect your sleep health, including the amount of light you get, when you eat and exercise, how much you socialize, how you spend time in the evening winding down and what you do once you're in bed.

Dr. Grandner is director of the Sleep and Health Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry as well as the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at Banner-University Medical Center, and assistant professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, Psychology, and Nutritional Sciences at the UA College of Medicine- Tucson.