Aware Conference Highlights Importance of Sleep for Mental Wellbeing


On Morning Focus today we were joined by Bríd O’Meara, Director of Services of Aware, as a major conference takes place next month on the topic of depression, the latest research and the steps that we can take to support ourselves and our loved ones if affected.

It’s in UCD in Dublin on Saturday, October 12 and it’s open to those experiencing depression, their families and anyone who wants to know more about the condition. Among the lifestyle issues to be discussed will be sleep and its impact on mental and physical wellbeing, a topic that’s particularly appropriate when we’re being told that sleep shortage and insomnia are at almost epidemic levels. We also heard from Deirdre McSwiney, Sleep Technologist who offered her expert opinion on the topic.

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