The SRS Podcast

The official podcast of the Sleep Research Society (SRS). Purposed to disseminate and discuss the latest findings in Sleep and Circadian research.

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Episodes

Tuesday May 02, 2023

Episode Summary: 
In this month's episode, Jesse Cook, MS (host) sits down with Dr Stephanie Crowley to discuss the recent publication“Extending weeknight sleep of delayed adolescents using weekend morning bright light and evening time management”   Here is a link to the article.
 
Timestamps:
(00:00) - Introduction
(00:52) - Topic Orientation 
(04:14) - Introduction to Dr Stephanie Crowley 
(06:15) - Beginning of guest interview
(07:15) - Dr Crowley’s journey into sleep
(17:54) - Dr Crowley’s hobbies and interests 
(24:40) - Dr Stephanie Crowley: Introduction to SRS Board of Directors  
(30:34) - Key Word association
(36:20) - 10,000-foot view of the investigation
(42:00) - Designing the study 
(49:43) - Key findings of the paper 
(1:11:30) - Deeper Dive into the investigation
(1:17:41) - Future directions for this research program
(1:21:02) - Thank you and acknowledgments
(1:22:06) - Outro 
 
Relevant Links and Social Media
1) “Extending weeknight sleep of delayed adolescents using weekend morning bright light and evening time management” is available here 
2) Follow Dr Stephanie Crowley on Twitter: @sjcrowle 
 
Get in contact with us: 
sleepresearchsocietypodcast@gmail.com 

Tuesday Apr 04, 2023

Episode Summary: 
In this month's episode, Jesse Cook, MS (host) sits down with Rob Velzeboer and Dr. Wayne Lai, PhD to discuss their recently published paper in the journal SLEEP that overviews a systematic review performed to synthesize the existing literature surrounding the effects of various components, routes of administration, and dosing of cannabis on sleep. Here is a link to the article.
 
Timestamps:
(00:00) - Introduction
(00:55) - Topic Orientation 
(06:28) - Introduction to Rob Velzeboer and Dr. Wayne Lai
(08:10) - Beginning of guest interview
(10:57) - Rob and Dr. Lai’s journies to Sleep research/medicine
(15:21) - Rob and Dr. Lai’s hobbies and interests 
(24:19) - Key Word association
(27:50) - 10,000-foot view of the investigation
(40:16) - Key findings of the paper 
(48:09) - Deeper dive into the bush
(53:25) - Challenges of investigating Cannabis for therapeutic purposes 
(1:01:55) - Effect of cannabis on sleep physiology
(1:23:30) - Thank you and acknowledgments
(1:24:15) - Outro 
 
Relevant Links and Social Media
1) Link to Paper: Cannabis dosing and administration for sleep: a systematic review.
2) Dr Wayne Lai’s LinkedIn
3) Rob Velzeboer’s LinkedIn
4) Link to Rob’s Ted Talk
 
Get in contact with us: 
sleepresearchsocietypodcast@gmail.com 

Tuesday Mar 07, 2023

Episode Summary: 
In this month's episode, Jesse Cook, MS (host) sits down with Angus Burns and Dr. Jacqueline Lane, PhD to discuss their recently published paper in the journal SLEEP that unpacks a foundational investigation into the genetic architecture underlying interindividual differences to light sensitivity. Here is a link to the article.
 
Timestamps:
(00:00) - Introduction
(00:51) - Topic Orientation 
(03:01) - Introduction to Angus Burns and Dr. Jacqueline Lane
(04:51) - Beginning of guest interview
(07:16) - Angus and Jackie's journey into sleep 
(12:01) - Angus and Jackie's hobbies/Interests outside of sleep
(24:45) - Key Word association
(27:46) - 10,000 foot view of the investigation
(39:19) - Deep Dive into investigation  
(1:00:06) - Unlimited funding, no constraints: What research would you pursue?
(1:12:36) - Thank you and acknowledgements
(1:13:56) - Outro 
 
Relevant Links and Social Media1) Link to Paper: Genome-wide gene by environment study of time spent in daylight and chronotype identifies emerging genetic architecture underlying light sensitivity
2) Angus Burns Twitter Handle: @anguscburns
3) Dr. Jacqueline Lane Twitter Handle: @jlane_boston
4) Link to Sleep Disorder Knowledge Portal
 
Get in contact with us: 
sleepresearchsocietypodcast@gmail.com 
 

Tuesday Feb 07, 2023

Episode Summary:
In this month’s episode Jesse Cook, MS (Host) sits down with Dr. Beth Malow, PhD to discuss their recently published paper in the journal SLEEP that serves as a position statement for the Sleep Research Society on the current debate surrounding clock change and adoption of either permanent standard time or daylight saving time. Here is a link to the article.
Timestamps:
(00:00) - Introduction
(00:55) - Topic Orientation 
(05:49) - Brief Biography on Dr. Beth Malow
(07:00) - Beginning of Guest Interview 
(10:00) - Dr. Malow’s Journey into Sleep Research 
(19:50) - Keyword Association! 
(29:43) - 10,000 Foot View of the clock change and standard time/daylight saving time
(37:30) - The history of the clock change
(46:00) - Morning light versus evening light
(50:30) - Economic and health benefits of light exposure
(54:35) -  Exercise and daylight saving time/standard time
(57:00) -  Daylight saving time in different regions
(1:06:14) - Thank you and Acknowledgments
(1:07:33) - Outro 
Relevant Links and Social Media:
1) Link to Paper: It is time to abolish the clock change and adopt permanent standard time in the United States: a Sleep Research Society position statement
2) Dr. Beth Malow’s Twitter Handle: @BethAnnMalow
3) The Art of Communicating Science (Dr. Malow’s Ted Talk)
4) Save Standard Time
5) American Academy of Sleep Medicine Position and Education on Daylight Saving Time
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sleepresearchsocietypodcast@gmail.com

Tuesday Jan 03, 2023

Episode Summary:
In this month’s episode Jesse Cook, MS (Host) sits down with Dr. Darlynn Rjo-Wissar, PhD, MPH and Miranda Chappel-Farley, the current and incumbent trainee member at-large (TM@L), respectively, to provide an overview of all things TM@L. Additionally, key upcoming SRS events and opportunities, including the Advances in Sleep & Circadian Science (ASCS) conference in February, Mentor-Mentee Program, and Virtual Seminar Series, will be overviewed. Lastly, the top 5 most downloaded manuscripts in 2022 from both SLEEP and SLEEP Advances are presented along with a brief summary of the conclusions.
Timestamps:
(00:00) - Introduction
(00:49) - Episode Orientation 
(03:35) - Brief Biography on Interview Guests: Dr. Darlynn Rojo-Wissar, PhD, MPH & Miranda Chappel-Farley, MS
(05:20) - Beginning of Guest Interview 
(07:20) - Journeys to Sleep and Circadian Research 
(15:40) - Keyword Association (With a Focus on SRS Committees)!  
(22:38) - All Things Trainee Member At-Large (TM@L) 
(48:10) - On The Radar: Upcoming SRS Events and Opportunities 
(51:01) - Top 5 Downloads In 2022: SLEEP and SLEEP Advances
(1:00:14) - Outro 
 
Relevant Links and Social Media:
Dr. Darlynn Rojo Wissar’s Twitter Handle: @DrRedWizard
Miranda Chappel-Farley’s Twitter Handle: @mgchappelfarley
On the Radar for the Sleep Research Society
Advances in Sleep & Circadian Science (ASCS) conference in February
Mentor-Mentee Program
Virtual Seminar Series
APSS SLEEP 2023 
Top 5 Most Downloaded Manuscripts in 2022: SLEEP Advances
Gaby Illingworth, Karen L Mansfield, Colin A Espie, Mina Fazel, Felicity Waite, Sleep in the time of COVID-19: findings from 17000 school-aged children and adolescents in the UK during the first national lockdown, SLEEP Advances, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2022, zpab021, https://doi.org/10.1093/sleepadvances/zpab021
H Matthew Lehrer, Zhigang Yao, Robert T Krafty, Marissa A Evans, Daniel J Buysse, Howard M Kravitz, Karen A Matthews, Ellen B Gold, Sioban D Harlow, Laura B Samuelsson, Martica H Hall, Comparing polysomnography, actigraphy, and sleep diary in the home environment: The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) Sleep Study, SLEEP Advances, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2022, zpac001, https://doi.org/10.1093/sleepadvances/zpac001
Christin Lang, Cele Richardson, Michelle A Short, Michael Gradisar, Low-intensity scheduled morning exercise for adolescents with a late chronotype: a novel treatment to advance circadian phase?, SLEEP Advances, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2022, zpac021, https://doi.org/10.1093/sleepadvances/zpac021
Patricia M Wong, David Barker, Brandy M Roane, Eliza Van Reen, Mary A Carskadon, Sleep regularity and body mass index: findings from a prospective study of first-year college students, SLEEP Advances, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2022, zpac004, https://doi.org/10.1093/sleepadvances/zpac004
Jennifer M Blankenship, Céline Vetter, Josiane L Broussard, Impairments in glycemic control during Eastbound transatlantic travel in healthy adults, SLEEP Advances, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2022, zpac009, https://doi.org/10.1093/sleepadvances/zpac009
Top 5 Most Downloaded Manuscripts in 2022: SLEEP 
Stephen M Mattingly, Gonzalo Martinez, Jessica Young, Meghan K Cain, Aaron Striegel, Snoozing: an examination of a common method of waking, Sleep, Volume 45, Issue 10, October 2022, zsac184, https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsac184
Allison G Harvey, Treating sleep and circadian problems to promote mental health: perspectives on comorbidity, implementation science and behavior change, Sleep, Volume 45, Issue 4, April 2022, zsac026, https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsac026
Neil P Walsh, Daniel S Kashi, Jason P Edwards, Claudia Richmond, Samuel J Oliver, Ross Roberts, Rachel M Izard, Sarah Jackson, Julie P Greeves, Good perceived sleep quality protects against the raised risk of respiratory infection during sleep restriction in young adults, Sleep, 2022;, zsac222, https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsac222
Akane Kohno, Masaki Kohno, Shogo Ohkoshi, Swallowing and aspiration during sleep in patients with obstructive sleep apnea versus control individuals, Sleep, Volume 45, Issue 4, April 2022, zsac036, https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsac036
Bart Van Pee, Frederik Massie, Steven Vits, Pauline Dreesen, Susie Klerkx, Jagdeep Bijwadia, Johan Verbraecken, Jeroen Bergmann, A multicentric validation study of a novel home sleep apnea test based on peripheral arterial tonometry, Sleep, Volume 45, Issue 5, May 2022, zsac028, https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsac028
 
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Tuesday Dec 06, 2022

Episode Summary:
In this month’s episode Jesse Cook, MS (Host) sits down with Dr. Christine Blume, PhD to discuss her recently published paper in the journal SLEEP that comprehensively evaluated the impact of melanopically different lights on sleep, sleepiness, vigilance, and sensory processing. Here is a link to the article on the SLEEP journal website.
 
Timestamps:
(00:00) - Introduction
(00:55) - Topic Orientation 
(04:05) - Brief Biography on Dr. Christine Blume 
(05:55) - Beginning of Guest Interview 
(08:35) - Dr. Blume’s Journey into Sleep Research 
(21:53) - Keyword Association! 
(24:29) - 10,000 Foot View of the Paper 
(34:05) - Key Findings From the Paper
(38:14) - A Deeper Dive into the Methodology, Findings, and Implications
(52:59) - Influence of metameric light on melanopsin
(1:10:00) - Lights in hospitals and sleep
(1:12:00)-  Effect of exposure to artificial light at night
(1:24:56) - Thank you and Acknowledgments
(1:27:11) - Outro 
 
Relevant Links and Social Media:
Link to paper: Melatonin suppression does not automatically alter sleepiness, vigilance, sensory processing, or sleep 
Dr. Christine Blume’s Twitter Handle: @christine_blume
 
Get in Contact with us!
sleepresearchsocietypodcast@gmail.com

Tuesday Nov 01, 2022

Episode Summary:
In this month’s episode Jesse Cook (Host) sits down with Dr. Micheal Grandner to discuss his recently published paper in journal SLEEP that comprehensively evaluated the performance abilities of a novel, multisensor sleep wearable device: The Happy Ring. A component of this investigation was to assess differences in performance abilities between The Happy Ring’s generalized and personalized algorithms. Here is a link to the article on the SLEEP journal website.
 
Timestamps:
(00:00) - Introduction
(00:50) - Topic Orientation 
(03:30) - Brief Biography on Dr. Michael Grandner
(06:10) - Beginning of Guest Interview 
(10:30) - Dr. Grandner’s Journey into Sleep Research 
(22:15) - Keyword Association! 
(25:30) - 10,000 Foot View of the Paper 
(29:00) - Key Findings From the Paper
(33:09) - A Deeper Dive into the Methodology, Findings, and Implications
(47:00) - Barriers and Challenges to Evaluating Sleep-Tracking Devices
(1:04:00) - Future Directions Related to Habitual Sleep Tracking Through Wearables
(1:16:05) - Thank you and Acknowledgments
(1:17:22) - Outro 
 
Relevant Links and Social Media:
Link to paper: Performance of a Multisensor Ring to Evaluate Sleep At-Home Relative to PSG and Actigraphy: Importance of Generalized Versus Personalized Scoring 
Dr. Michael Grandner’s Twitter Handle: @michaelgrandner
 
Get in Contact with us!
sleepresearchsocietypodcast@gmail.com
 

Tuesday Oct 04, 2022

Episode Summary:
In this month’s episode Jesse Cook (Host) and Dr. Diego Mazzotti reviewed the major takehomes from a recent workshop focused on data harmonization of sleep and circadian informatics. The conversation unfolds into a broader discussion that covers topics including open science, the promise and pitfalls of “big data,” data sharing, and much more. 
 
Timestamps:
(00:00) - Introduction
(00:50) -  Topic Orientation 
(03:30) - An introduction to Dr Diego Mazzotti and the paper 
(4:30) - Beginning of guest interview 
(6:00) - Dr Mazzotti’s journey into biomedical informatics 
(11:48) - Word Association! 
(14.23) - 10,000 foot view of paper
(18:35) - Key findings 
(22:01) -  An introduction to SRS taskforce
(24.12) - A deeper dive into the workshop and actigrams
(31:04) - A deeper dive into the workshop and data sharing
(35:40) - The barriers of peer review and data sharing
(48:48) - Future directions into improvements in data sharing 
(58:47) - Thank you and acknowledgements 
(59:50) - Outro 
 
Relevant Links and Social Media:
Link to paper: Sleep and circadian informatics data harmonization: a workshop report from the Sleep Research Society and Sleep Research Network
Dr. Mazzotti's Twitter Handle: @mazzottidr 
National Sleep Ressearch Resource Blog Post on Dr. Mazzotti's paper
 
Some Information on the National Sleep Research Resource (NSRR):
The [sleepdata.org]National Sleep Research Resource (NSRR) is an NHLBI-supported repository for sharing large amounts of sleep data (polysomnography, actigraphy and questionnaire-based) from multiple cohorts, clinical trials, and other data sources. Launched in April 2014, the mission of the NSRR is to advance sleep and circadian science by supporting secondary data analysis, algorithmic development, and signal processing through the sharing of high-quality data sets.
 
Get in contact with us: 
sleepresearchsocietypodcast@gmail.com

Tuesday Sep 06, 2022

Summary: Just in time for the return to school, Jesse Cook (Host) sits down with Dr Lisa Meltzer to discuss two vital papers at the intersect of sleep, school start times, and education modality among pediatrics, adolescents, and teenagers.
 
(00:00) - Introduction(00:50) -  Topic Orientation (03:45) - An introduction to Dr Lisa Meltzer and the two featured papers. (6:00) - Beginning of Guest Interview (7:00) - Lisa’s journey into sleep research (12:18) - Key word association! (13:33) - 10,000 foot view of paper 1: Changing school start times: impact on sleep in primary and secondary school students(22:38) - Key findings of paper 1 (26:50) - 10,000 foot view of paper 2: COVID-19 instructional approaches (in-person, online, hybrid), school start times, and sleep in over 5,000 U.S. adolescents(40:09) - A deeper dive into the contributing factors of findings and potential interventions (44:00) - The barriers to change and the importance of community engagement (1:05:00) - Future directions into paediatric and school start time research (1:08:00) - Thank you and acknowledgements (1:11:55) - Outro 
Links of interest to this episode:Link to paper: Changing school start times: impact on sleep in primary and secondary school studentsLink to paper: COVID-19 instructional approaches (in-person, online, hybrid), school start times, and sleep in over 5,000 U.S. adolescentsYou can find Dr Lisa Meltzer on Linkedin
Get in contact with us: 
 sleepresearchsocietypodcast@gmail.com 

Tuesday Aug 02, 2022

Summary: Join Jesse Cook, MS and Dr Josianne Broussard as they discuss Dr Broussard’s latest SLEEP paper ‘Impairments in glycemic control during Eastbound transatlantic travel in healthy adults ’. 
 
Timestamps:
(00:00)  Introduction
(00:50)  Topic Orientation 
(02:55)  Episode Orientation - Josianne background and Paper gap
(04:40)  Dr Josianne Broussard’s background + Intro 
(06:30)  Dr Josianne Broussard’s Journey 
(17:50)  Keyword association! 
(19:30)  10,000 Foot View of The Investigation
(33:36)  A deeper dive into the article’s Methodology 
(38:00)  Developing strategies and future directions of this research 
(56:30)  Thank you and acknowledgements
(1:00:50)  Outro 
 
Links of interest to this episode:
Link to paper: “Impairments in glycemic control during Eastbound transatlantic travel in healthy adults’  
Follow Dr Josianne Broussard’s twitter: @JBroussard_CSU
Get in contact with us: 
sleepresearchsocietypodcast@gmail.com
 

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