Episode 2: Sleep, shift work, and being on call

Within this episode, Dr. Trudy Gilbert Elliot discusses the importance of sleep on health, along with strategies for ensuring good sleep hygiene in the midst of shift work, and spouses being on call.

Episode Resources

  • Walker, M. (2017). Why we sleep: Unlocking the power of sleep and dreams. New York, NY: Scribner Press.



  • Huberman Labproduced several great podcasts doing a deep dive into sleep.
  • Matthew Walker has been on several podcasts including “The Science of Success”, “Talks at Google”, “Finding Mastery”, and “Joe Rogan”.

This episode features the song “My Tribe” by Ketsa, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.

Disclaimer: This podcast is for educational purposes only. Any advice offered on the podcast is an educational context and is not intended as direct medical advice, nor as a replacement for it. If you are experiencing a medical or life emergency, please call 911. If you are experiencing a crisis, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273 – 8255.  If you are experiencing stress, and would like professional help please contact your insurance company to identify a therapist in your area or contact the organization you work for and ask about an employee assistance program.

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