Talking Sleep | College, Transgender Students and Sleep
Talking Sleep Season 4
College, Transgender Students and Sleep
Dr. Shelley Hershner, GUEST
Student Sleep Health Awareness week occurs every September, and AASM members are working hard to provide sleep education for students and parents. We know that 70% of high school students don’t get enough sleep, and this continues through college. Insufficient sleep isn’t the only sleep-related issue impacting our college students.
Dr. Shelley Hershner has developed a Collegiate Sleep Disorders Clinic, which offers an expedited evaluation of students. She is an associate professor of neurology at the University of Michigan. Through her research, she has found that there are also certain populations of students, such as transgender students, who may be at higher risk of sleep disorders. She is here to help us understand the significance of this issue and how we can better serve our college students.