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Julie Suhr to discuss health impacts of sleep deprivation at Oct. 11 Science Café

Camelia Post-Abulawi | Oct 4, 2017
Professor of Psychology Julie Suhr.
Professor of Psychology Julie Suhr. Photo credit: Ohio University

Plan on pulling another all-nighter? Think again! Lack of sleep not only makes you sleepy, but it can have major effects on the brain.

Julie Suhr, professor of psychology at Ohio University, will discuss how sleep impacts cognitive health at her Science Café, “You are Getting Sleeeepy…,” at 5 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 11, in the Baker Center Front Room Coffeehouse.

Not sleeping can have implications for everybody, but the effects can vary significantly by age. Suhr will discuss these issues during the Science Café talk.

“Be careful to not fall asleep during the talk,” Suhr said, “or you might get used as a case example.”

Suhr noted that caffeine and other stimulants can give you a short burst of energy, but beware.  In addition to the crash, there can be real, long-term effects.

So, while the first 50 Café attendees get free coffee, don’t overdo it!

Science Cafés are part of Ohio University’s Café Series, Wednesdays at the Baker Center Front Room. The series provides a venue for students to informally share their interests during a conversational exchange with faculty presenters, staff and the Athens community. Free coffee is offered to the first 50 attendees, and participants who ask questions can win a free t-shirt.

The series is supported by the Ohio University Research Division and Sigma Xi.

Learn more! Watch the 1-minute Café Series video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8IBC6nS4Ag

For the schedule of fall semester speakers and access to livestreaming of the event, visit http://www.ohio.edu/sciencecafe  and  http://livestream.com/ohiocas.