Tuesday Aug 01, 2023

SRS PODCAST (#15): Sex Differences in Perceptions of Sleep Inertia Following Nighttime Awakenings (w/ Dr. Cassie Hilditch)

Episode Summary:


In this month’s episode Jesse Cook (Host) sits down with Dr. Cassie Hilditch, PhD to discuss the recently published paper in the journal SLEEP Advances by Dr. Hilditch and colleagues that assessed the role of biological sex on the subjective experience and objective cognitive manifestation of sleep inertia following nighttime awakenings.  Here is a link to the article on the SLEEP Advances journal website.






(00:50) – Orientation to Topic of Focus for This Episode’s Interview

(03:32) – Brief Biography on Dr. Cassie Hilditch

(04:32) – Beginning of Guest Interview with Dr. Cassie Hilditch

(06:45) – Dr. Cassie Hilditch’s Journey into Sleep and Circadian Research

(12:21) – Keyword Association!

(14:08) – 10,000 Foot View of the Paper: Rationale, Methodology, and Findings

(29:53) – A Deeper Dive into the Scientific Weeds (DDSW)

(30:36) – DDSW: Asking the Expert – What is Sleep Inertia?

(33:22) – DDSW: Asking the Expert – Can we Define what is Normal Sleep Inertia?

(37:18) – DDSW: Asking the Expert – What Factors (Outside of Biological Sex) Moderate Sleep Inertia Severity?

(40:41) – DDSW: Recent Publication by Ogawa K and colleagues on the Influence of Snoozing on Sleep Inertia Severity

(48:02) – DDSW: Asking the Expert – What Efficacious Proactive and Reactive Countermeasures can be used to Attenuate Sleep Inertia?

(01:03:35) - Thank you, Acknowledgments, and Outro


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