Explore the Link between Nutrition and Sleep Struggles
7:00-8:00PM | October 24, 2018
Class Led By Heather Carrera, MS, CNS
Most of us have experienced sleep-related challenges from time to time, whether it's difficulty falling asleep due to racing thoughts from a busy day, trouble staying asleep, or waking feeling un-rested.
Sleep problems are quite common, but too many people choose to rely on sleeping pills to achieve must-needed rest. Aside from the side effects and addictive tendencies of many of these drugs, taking them does not address the root cause of why sleep disturbances are happening in the first place.
In this class, you will learn how nutrition and lifestyle choices may cause poor sleep, and how to improve your sleep quality by making better food choices and employing natural sleep aids.
By understanding the science of sleep, you can adjust your habits to optimize the quality and quantity of your nightly rest.
About the teacher: Heather Carrera, MS, CNS graduated Suma Cum Laude from University of Bridgeport with a Masters of Science degree in Human Nutrition, with a focus on an integrative and functional approach to assessing and counseling clients. She earned a certified nutrition specialist (CNS) through the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists, and in the fall of 2016 began working towards her doctor of clinical nutrition (DCN) at Maryland University of Integrative Health. She plans to complete her doctorate in Spring of 2019.