The Science & Spirituality of Sleep | Dr. Rubin Naiman with Dr. Christine Schaffner | Episode 108


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Sleep is an essential part of our daily routine, and we spend approximately one-third of our time doing it. Sleep is also critical for many brain functions, including how neurons communicate with each other. In fact, your brain and body stay remarkably active while you sleep.

In this Spectrum of Health Podcast episode, Dr. Schaffner sits down with Dr. Rubin Naiman to discuss current sleep research, the spiritual nature of sleep and dreams, and the epidemic of REM deprivation in our culture.

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D., is a psychologist, clinical assistant professor of medicine, and the sleep and dream specialist at the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, directed by Andrew Weil, MD. By merging scientific with psychological and spiritual approaches, Dr. Naiman has become a leader in developing integrative approaches to sleep health.

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