Brown Medicine HealthTalk Podcast: Sleep and Women’s Health (Ep. 10)

Dr. Katie Sharkey is a sleep medicine physician with Brown Medicine’s Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Division, and an Associate Professor of Medicine and of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Her research focuses on sleep, circadian rhythms, and mood regulation, particularly as they relate to women’s health. Additionally, in her role as Assistant Dean for Women in Medicine and Science at Brown, Dr. Sharkey leads programming to support the professional advancement of women faculty, residents, and students.

Dr. Sharkey discusses female-specific sleep health topics such as the role circadian rhythm plays, how to get a good night’s sleep, sleep positions, what happens to our immune system when we sleep, power napping, common sleep disorders in women, sleep hygiene, melatonin supplements, and more.