Sleep Lectures

Understanding Sleep Apnea: April 20, 10-11:00 AM, ILR Conference Center, Room 225 (remote participation option available). Obstructive sleep apnea is common, affecting an estimated 3-7% of adult men and 2-5% of adult women in the general population.  Prevalence rates are increasing and many people with sleep apnea are undiagnosed. Common symptoms include habitual loud snoring, poor quality sleep, and chronic daytime tiredness.  Lecture attendees will leave with a better understanding of what sleep apnea is/is not, and treatment options that are currently available, including CPAP machines.  If you or someone you care about has symptoms of or has been diagnosed with sleep apnea, this lecture is for you. Listen to recording.

Sleep for Performance: How chronic tiredness reduces effectiveness and what to do about it: April 20, 12:30-1:30pm, College of Veterinary Medicine Lecture Hall #5 (remote participation option available). Increasing work/school/family life stressors and a culture of constant connection to mobile devices has led many Americans to a persistent state of sleep deprivation. Chronic sleep deprivation not only reduces productivity, it can impair mood, learning, memory, and physical performance. Medical disorders associated with lack of sleep or sleep disorders include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and depression.  Lecture attendees will leave with a foundational understanding of the science of sleep and the implications of poor sleep.  Strategies to improve sleep will be provided. Listen to recording.

These lectures are co-sponsored by Work/Life in Human Resources, Cornell Wellness, and the College of Veterinary Medicine. Please direct questions to:

About the speaker:

Janet Hilbert MD ’82 is an attending physician at Yale University School of Medicine (Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine section) and serves as Medical Director for the Yale Noninvasive Ventilation Program. She is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, and sleep medicine. She is passionate about patient care and education.

Throughout her career, Dr. Hilbert has been privileged to educate medical students, residents, and fellows and serve as an early member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Fellowship Training Committee. She also has a strong interest in community and patient education.

Dr. Hilbert feels most fortunate to be able to care for patients and to advocate for excellence in all aspects of patient care utilizing a patient-centered approach. Her clinical focus is in Sleep Medicine, with particular interest in complex sleep-breathing disorders.