Cancer Center Hosts “Secrets To A Good Night Sleep” Talk

(Torrington, CT) – The Center For Cancer Care, a partnership of Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center, will be hosting a presentation entitled “Secrets To A Good Night Sleep” with John Cline, Ph.D. on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  The talk will take place at 200 Kennedy Drive, Radiation Oncology Department, lower level, Torrington, CT.

A good night sleep is essential to our physical, emotional, and cognitive functioning.  Sleep disturbances affect our quality of life and are a common complaint especially for cancer patients and cancer survivors. Join us for this free program where John Cline, Ph.D. will explain what good sleep is and reasons why we need it. Dr. Cline will discuss what can go wrong with getting a good night sleep and the implications of poor sleep, effects of stress and illness on sleep, and the importance of quality sleep. Dr. Cline will offer drug-free approaches to improving sleep for consideration, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and where to find help.  Participants will have ample time for questions and answers.

Dr. Cline is a licensed psychologist, follow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He is on the professional staffs of the Sleep Disorders Centers of Connecticut, The Waterbury Hospital Regional Sleep Center, Behavioral Health Consultants, LLC and Metta Consulting, LLC.  He is an assistant clinical professor in the department of psychiatry at Yale University and a consulting clinical supervisor in the clinical psychology program at Yale. He is a diplomate of American Academy of Pain Management and is certified by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance.

This program is funded through Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Center for Cancer Care and The Cancer Care Fund of the Litchfield Hills, Inc. Free Admission with a light dinner served. Registration requested, call 860-489-6718.

The Center for Cancer Care staff and leading physicians from the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center at Torrington provide patients with the most innovative and cancer detection and treatment care available. Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. One Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health. Visit www.charlottehungertford.org for information.

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