Stress and Sleep-What’s the Link?

Contentment Magazine: Winter 2022
Volume 11, Number 4

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Editor’s Message
By Cynthia Ackrill, MD, PCC, FAIS

Pathways of the Stress Mechanism
By Lewis Coleman, MD, FAIS

Sleep, Anesthesia, and the Fight or Flight Mechanism,
By Lewis Coleman, MD, FAIS

Sleep: Can’t Live Without It
By Jeff Jernigan, PhD, FAIS

The Symbiotic Relationship of Stress and Sleep
By Evian Gordon MD, PhD, FAIS, Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Total Brain
and Jennifer Franklin, Founder of Totally Immune.com

Wake Up to the Problem
By Rita Hitching BSc, MSc, PhD Candidate
Christopher Gordon BN, PhD
Lisa Lampe MBBS, PhD, FRANZC

Alpha-Stim®: A Safe, Simple, Effective Option for Sleep
By Josh Briley, PhD, BCMAS, FAIS

 

Editor In Chief

Daniel L. Kirsch, PhD, DAAPM, FAIS
AIS President

Editor

Cynthia Ackrill, MD, PCC, FAIS

Contributing Editors Board

Richard Citrin, PhD, MBA
Alex Bekker, MD, ABHIM, FAIS
Teena Evert, MA
Rozina Lakhani, MD, MPH
Ron Rubenzer, EdD, MA, MPH, MSE, FAIS
James C. Petersen, PhD, FAIS
Jacinta M. Jiménez, PsyD, BCC, FAIS

Managing Editor

Kathy Schoop

Creative Director

Michael McMahon

Daily Life and Workplace Stress Board

The role of this board is to develop initiatives and communications to serve the stress management needs of all people.

Chair: Cynthia Ackrill, MD, PCC, FAIS, Applied Neuropsychology Practitioner, Editor of Contentment Magazine, Certified Stress Mastery Educator, Faculty, College of Executive Coaching and Healthcare Coaching Institute

Heidi Hanna, PhD, FAIS, Brain Fitness Researcher, Instructor, Harvard Extension

Andrew Pleener, MD, FAIS, Psychiatrist, Founder of the #SameHere STARR & Psych Alliances

Sharon Montes, MD, FAIS, Founder, Living Well Whole Health, Former Medical Director for the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine

Josh Briley, PhD, FAIS, Science and Education Director, EPI, Inc., Former Clinical Psychologist, VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Brownwood, Texas

William C. Heckman, MS, NBCT, DAIS, Board Certified Educator, Executive Director, The American Institute of Stress

Contentment Magazine

The mission of the nonprofit American Institute of Stress is to improve the health of our community and the world by setting the standard of excellence of stress management in education, research, clinical care and the workplace. Diverse and inclusive, AIS educates healthcare practitioners, scientists, and the public. AIS is the only Institute in America solely dedicated to providing information, training and techniques to prevent and reverse human disorders related to stress, and to improve the quality of life and increase longevity through building resilience to stress. Credentialed AIS members provide leadership to the world on stress related topics.

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Contentment Magazine

The dictionary defines “content” as being in a state of peaceful happiness.  The AIS magazine is called Contentment because we want all of our guests and members to find contentment in their lives by learning about stress management and finding what works best for each them.  Stress is unavoidable, and comes in many shapes and sizes that makes being in a state of peaceful happiness seem like a very lofty goal.  But happiness is easy to find once you are able to find ways to manage your stress and keep a healthy perspective when going though difficult times in life.  You will always have stress, but stress does not always have you!

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