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- Highlight information and wellness strategies from SWHR’s narcolepsy toolkit
- Describe the importance of sleep throughout the life course and the impacts of narcolepsy on women’s health
- Provide a holistic overview of treatment options for narcolepsy and key considerations for care management for women
- Emphasize opportunities for women with narcolepsy to improve their quality of care and overall health
Vidya Krishnan, MD, MHS
Dr. Vidya Krishnan is a Professor at Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth Campus in Cleveland, OH. She is board-certified in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. She has a Master’s degree in Health Science from the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research interests are generally how sleep disorders affect the course of other chronic medical diseases. She serves as the Chairperson for the American Thoracic Society’s Patient and Family Education Committee, as well as the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s Advocacy Committee.
Michael A. Grandner, PhD
Dr. Michael Grandner is a licensed clinical psychologist, board-certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. He is the Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona and Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson. Dr. Grandner is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Medicine, Nutritional Sciences, and Clinical Translational Science at the University of Arizona. He is an internationally-recognized expert in sleep health, has over 200 academic publications, and frequently consults with health, technology, athletics, and nutritional companies and organizations regarding sleep, health, and performance. Read more about him at michaelgrandner.com.
Tove Maren Stakkestad,
Tove Maren Stakkestad is a Danish/ American writer, living in Washington State with her husband, four boys and two Siberian Huskies. Tove is a Narcolepsy advocate, sharing her life-long experience with Type 1 Narcolepsy (with Cataplexy). After 20 years in the financial services industry, Tove followed her true calling to write full-time, primarily on her blogs Mama in the Now and Hygge in the Now. She shares openly with her audience about the challenges of motherhood and Narcolepsy in her unique, relatable and often sarcastic voice.
SWHR’s Narcolepsy Program is supported by educational sponsorships from Avadel Pharmaceuticals and Harmony Biosciences. SWHR maintains editorial control and independence over educational content.