(Virtual) Hello Sleep with Author Jade Wu PhD, DBSM

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For everyone who struggles to fall asleep or stay asleep, this one's for you! 

Join author, Dr. Jade Wu, Board-certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist, for a presentation on her new book, Hello Sleep: The Science and Art of Overcoming Insomnia Without Medications. Dr. Wu offers compassionate and practical guidance. Her insights are based on the latest sleep science, providing a step-by-step roadmap to better sleep whether you’ve had insomnia for three months or three decades. A Q&A will follow.


Questions? Contact Kerry: keodonnell@somervillema.gov

About the Book:

A practical and compassionate guide to repairing your relationship with sleep

For the twenty-five million Americans who struggle with insomnia, each night feels like a battle with their racing minds instead of a blissful surrender into sleep. Hello Sleep is a guide for the tired but wired people who just want sleep to be easy. Dr. Jade Wu, an internationally recognized behavioral sleep medicine specialist, walks you through the science of how the brain sleeps (or doesn’t); shares stories from the clinic of real people’s journeys to better sleep; and lays out a step-by-step program for overcoming insomnia and letting go of sleeping pills. Using her years of clinical expertise, she problem-solves your common pitfalls, soothes your anxieties, and tailors recommendations for your special sleep circumstances (e.g., pregnancy, menopause, chronic pain, depression, etc.).

Hello Sleep empowers the sleepless with the latest knowledge and most effective tools, allowing them to trust themselves and their own sleep again. It will answer these burning questions and more:

  • Why can’t I fall asleep even though I’m tired? How can I quiet my mind?
  • What should I do when I wake up at 2:00 A.M. and can’t get back to sleep?
  • Should I nap? What can I do about my fatigue during the day?
  • How do I get off sleep medications safely and without rebound insomnia?

About The Author: 

Jade Wu, PhD, DBSM, is a Board-certified sleep psychologist, researcher, and speaker. She is a frequent guest on popular TV, radio, and podcast shows such as NPR and ABC News, and contributor to publications including BBC News, Huffington Post, and Women’s Health. She is a former writer and host of the popular Savvy Psychologist podcast, which reached tens of thousands of listeners from around the world each week with evidence-based and actionable mental health tips. She also spreads the science of sleep and health equity to corporate audiences.

At Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Wu’s research focuses on treating sleep disorders in those with chronic illness. She presents at international academic conferences and serves as a reviewer for top-tier scientific journals, such as Behavioral Neuroscience, Sleep, and Sleep Medicine Reviews. She is the former Co-Chair of Outreach and Public Education at the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Cornell University, completed her PhD at Boston University and her medical psychology residency and clinical fellowship at Duke University School of Medicine.

This program is presented in partnership with the Cary Memorial Library and other MA libraries.

Registration will remain open until the program start time. When you register for this event, you'll receive an email confirmation with the Zoom link sent from the Cary Memorial Library. Please make sure to check your spam folder if you don't see it initially. 

Start Time: 
1:00 PM
End Time: 
2:00 PM

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