Dr. Sara Mednick - Power of the Downstate

August 8, 2022
Hosted by Patricia Raskin

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Dr. Sara Mednick is renowned sleep expert and a cognitive neuroscientist Professor of Psychology at the University of California. Her goal is to understanding how the brain and body works. Her lab does this through an around the clock seven-bedroom research study into sleep and the autonomic nervous system. Her research findings have been published in leading scientific journals such as Nature Neuroscience, The Proceedings from the National Academy of Science, and as well as many media outlets. She is the author of The Power Of The Downstate. Drawing on her original findings—and those of others across many fields of medicine—Dr. Mednick creates a comprehensive picture of the Upstate/Downstate rhythms that orchestrate all of our bodies’ vital systems, along with a novel theory that aging is caused by spending less and less time in Downstate activities. The Power of the Downstate offers practical, evidence-based insight into how we can all enable those systems to work together in better harmony. Dr. Mednick will discuss: How our bodies and minds are guided by a natural Upstate/Downstate rhythm—and how our modern lifestyles disrupt these rhythms to our detriment; How our vital organs and systems benefit from spending more time in the Downstate – which decreases the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, chronic illness, and early death; How we can activate the Downstate through rethinking how to breathe, eat, sleep and exercise; and The practical four-week Downstate RecoveryPlus Plan. How we can be alert, productive, and cognitively sharp during the day, feel greater intimacy and affection, and enjoy consolidated, restorative sleep at night . . . expand our years of mental and physical vitality.

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Patricia Raskin

Patricia Raskin is a nationally recognized, multi-media talk show host, award-winning producer and business owner. She is recognized by her peers and audiences as the “powerhouse voice” on lifestyle, health and wellness and inspirational programs. Her work as a trainer, speaker and coach to thousands of participants, focuses on creating positive change on a local, regional and national level. Patricia has been known as a “positive media” pioneer for four decades and she has interviewed over 5,000 guest experts and celebrities including, Dr. Maya Angelou, Dr. Memhet Oz, Marianne Williamson, Dr. John Gray, Richard Bach, Dr. Andrew Weil, Jack Canfield, Joan Lunden, ABC Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary, and award-winning actor Jane Seymour. Patricia has interviewed talented writers, producers and directors from the Hallmark Channel including Michael Landon Jr., Elliot Gould, Ernest Borgnine and Patty Duke. Her programs have aired on Cumulus, PBS and NPR affiliates, WTKF, 107.3FM, Blog Talk Radio and she was one of the first to create positive radio programs on the internet. The Patricia Raskin Show, aired on the News Talk 630 WPRO, a Cumulus Broadcasting affiliate, for ten years. Her program is now broadcast exclusively on VoiceAmerica.com, its nineteenth year, heard live on Mondays on the Variety Channel at 2PMET/11AM PT, rebroadcast on Saturdays at 3PMET on the Health and Wellness Channel and archived on voiceamerica. http://www.voiceamerica.com/Show/1045 and also available iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=421428770 Patricia works with companies, businesses and non-profit organizations to create trainings, seminars, radio programs, podcasts, and events that promote healthy living. Her work as a podcast coach helps clients craft, develop and deliver their podcasts. She is a 2017 graduate of the NU11 class of Leadership Rhode Island. Patricia is a recipient of the 2020 Providence Business News (PBN) Leaders and Achievers Award, the 2015 Rhode Island Small Business (SBA) Award, 1996 and 2003 Distinguished Woman of the Year Award from the Carteret County (North Carolina) Council for Women and the 2001 recipient of the Circle of Excellence Media Award from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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