Sleep, Insomnia and Energy

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Key Questions
  • Can poor sleep make you more prone to dementia?
  • What does the brain do while we are sleeping?
  • If we miss out on sleep during the week, is it effective to “catch up” on the weekend?
  • Why is sleep especially important for someone who has migraine?
  • What is early-morning migraine?
  • What are some things we can do to improve our overall sleep habits?
  • What is ferritin and how does it impact our sleep?
  • Are there foods that can actually help you sleep better?
  • What is migraine recurrence?
  • Can a lack of sleep affect the effectiveness of our medications and treatments?

Christine Lay, MD, FAHS

Professor of Neurology, Deborah Ivy Christiani Brill Chair
University of Toronto

Dr. Christine Lay is a professor of neurology and the founding director of the headache program at the University of Toronto, where she holds the Deborah Ivy Christiani Brill chair for neurology research. She completed her residency at the Mayo Clinic and her headache fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

In addition to directing and growing the headache program at the University of Toronto and heading a very busy patient practice, she is actively involved in research and teaching. She directs the Canadian Headache Society fellowship program in Toronto; she is actively engaged in advocacy and education, serving as the chair of the American Migraine Foundation; and she is a board member of the American Headache Society and the Canadian Headache Society.

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