Grand View Hospital to Host Free Sleep Seminar National Sleep Pioneer James B. Maas to Speak on the Power of Sleep
(May 14, 2010) Sellersville, PA – Grand View Hospital invites members of the community to join physicians and employees at Franconia Heritage Restaurant at 5:30 pm on Thurs, June 3 for a free lecture featuring national sleep expert James B. Maas, PhD. The author of the New York Times Bestseller, “Power of Sleep,” Dr. Maas will discuss the importance of sleep, a topic he has discussed on TV programs including Today Show, ABC’s 20/20, Regis & Kelly and Oprah.
“To be a peak performer you need to be fully alert, dynamic, energetic, in a good mood, and cognitively sharp,” says Dr. Maas, who is a professor of psychology at Cornell University. “You must be able to concentrate, remember, make critical and creative decisions, communicate persuasively, and be productive all day long. None of this is possible without quality sleep. Furthermore, healthy sleep has been proven to be the single most important determinant in predicting longevity.”
During the evening, guests will discover strategies to get a good night’s sleep, understand how sleep improves mood, productivity, and quality of life, and learn the consequences of not getting enough sleep. Among the questions he will discuss are:
- Why are 100 million Americans sleep deprived?
- What are the consequences for thinking, performance and lifespan?
- What are the different stages of nocturnal sleep and how important are they to daytime functioning?
- How much sleep do you need to function well?
- Can you decrease your need for sleep and remain efficient?
- Do you need less sleep as you get older?
- Is napping healthy?
- What causes insomnia?
- What are the four golden rules and ten sleep strategies that will assure you a great night's sleep?
Dr. James B. Maas is Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Professor and past chairman of the Department of Psychology at Cornell University. He received his B.A. from Williams College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell. Dr. Maas has produced nine national television specials for PBS in this country, for the BBC in England, the CBC in Canada, and for Dutch, Danish and Swedish National Television. Dr. Maas has held a Fulbright Senior Professorship to Sweden, has been a visiting professor at Stanford University and past-president of the American Psychological Association's Division on Teaching. He received the Clark Award for Distinguished Teaching at Cornell, and is the recipient of the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Teaching Award.
There is no cost for the seminar, which includes hearty appetizers and beverages. Registration is required for the event. To register or for more information, please call the Grand View Information Line at
215-453-4300 or visit www.gvh.org.
Grand View recently opened the Stoneridge Sleep Center, located at 870 Lawn Avenue in Sellersville, which provides testing, diagnosis, and treatment of sleep disorders including sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, and more.
Grand View Hospital, Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive health-care services since 1913. Grand View offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care – particularly emphasizing the areas of surgery and orthopaedics, women's and children's health, heart and vascular care, and cancer treatment.