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Sleep Disorders | Walk The Talk Podcast With Alan Khan

Alan Khan talks to clinical psychologist Michelle Baker who specializes in sleep disorders, sharing expert advice on a good night’s sleep. Is it hard for you to fall asleep or stay asleep through the night? Nightmares, night terrors, sleepwalking, sleep talking, head banging, wetting the bed and grinding your teeth are kinds of sleep problems called parasomnias. There are treatments for most sleep disorders. Sometimes just having good sleep habits can help.

Do you wake up tired or feel very sleepy during the day, even if you have sufficient sleep? You might have a sleep disorder.

  • Insomnia – a hard time falling or staying asleep
  • Sleep apnea – breathing interruptions during sleep
  • Restless legs syndrome – a tingling or prickly sensation in the legs
  • Narcolepsy – daytime “sleep attacks”

Walk The Talk podcast

The show which airs weekdays Monday to Thursday is currently anchored by radio jock Neelofar Sayed, who delves into these various talk show topics.

A fast-paced conversational show on Lotus FM, aimed at informing and engaging on various topics that are relevant to the South African Indian community. In this podcast, veteran radio jock Alan Khan, speaks to clinical Psychologist Michelle Baker who specialises in sleep disorders and gives expert advice on getting a good night’s sleep.

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The South African Depression And Anxiety Group (SADAG) is Africa’s largest mental health support and advocacy group open 7 days a week from 8am – 8pm. If you require referral to a psychologist, psychiatrist or support group call SADAG on 011 234 4837 or 0800 20 50 26 and speak to a trained counsellor who can assist you further. Substance abuse hotline: 0800 12 13 14 is available 24hrs or alternatively email Zane on zane@sadag.org

If you need support or know someone who does, please reach out to your nearest mental health specialist. India Helplines: Aasra: 022 2754 6669; Sneha India Foundation: +914424640050 and Sanjivini: 011-24311918

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