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July 10, 2009


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July 10, 2009
Sleep class will teach the ABZzzzs

By Leslie King

One of the newest courses from Evening at Emory this summer is “The Sleep Class,” designed to teach poor sleepers how to get into a healthy sleep routine.

Those having trouble with insomnia and those just interested in the science of sleep will learn from Oxford College psychology professor Ken Carter, according to Krissy Witt at Emory’s Center for Lifelong Learning. Carter has been a psychotherapist and researcher for more than 13 years.

The curriculum is focused on helping establish sleep-promoting habits and lifestyle practices, and change negative, stressful thoughts about sleep. Techniques to improve sleep, including bedtime and daytime relaxation; over-the-counter sleep medication tapering; relaxation and stress-reduction; and scheduling and stimulus control, will be covered.

The summer session meets Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m., beginning July 22 to Aug. 19. The $185 tuition includes textbook.

Emory alumni, faculty, staff and students receive a 10 percent discount.

For more information, visit cll.emory.edu/classes or call 404-727-6000.