Thursday, January 31, 6:30 p.m.
Sleep is a core pillar of wellness, yet most people sleep poorly. You probably recognize the symptoms. Difficulty concentrating. Episodes of stress and anxiety. Strained relationships with family, friends and colleagues. Getting sick more often and recovering too slowly. These are signs you’re not getting enough of the high-quality sleep your body and brain need. While sleep problems are common, they’re often not easy to solve on your own. This entertaining program will provide you with the science and the simple, effective steps to start you on the path to overcoming the barriers to good sleep and will help you receive sleep more easily so you feel better every day.
If you’re interested in uncovering ways to improve your health, energy level, and your performance at work and at play, join us for this informative, interesting, and engaging presentation and discussion with Drs. Parker and Howell.
Register online or call 952-935-2202. $29/$25
Meet the Physicians
Michael Howell, MD
Sleep Performance Institute™ Co-founder Dr. Michael Howell is an expert on the role of sleep and circadian rhythms in human performance and an internationally recognized researcher and educator. Dr. Howell currently is program director of the Sleep Medicine Fellowship at the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center, Associate Professor and Vice-Chair for Education in the Department of Neurology at the University of Minnesota, and Medical Director of the Fairview Sleep Center in Edina, Minnesota.
A prolific researcher, author, and speaker, Dr. Howell has authored or co-authored 35 publications relating to sleep and brain function; given 68 presentations at international, national, and regional meetings; and conducted 61 media (television, radio, and online) spots. He has held elected and appointed offices in the American Academy of Neurology and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Howell has received several local and national honors including: Best of 2012 Sleep Doctors by Sleep Review Magazine, 2014 Best Doctors in Sleep Disorders by Minnesota Monthly, and Top Doctors-Rising Stars by Mpls-St. Paul Magazine.
Jonathan Parker, DDS
Dr. Jonathan Parker is a world-renowned educator on dental sleep medicine and a co-founder of the Sleep Performance Institute™ with Michael Howell, M.D. For 28 years, Dr. Parker served as a faculty member at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Over the course of his career, Dr. Parker has presented over 200 lectures nationally and internationally on the role of the dentist in the evaluation and treatment of snoring and sleep apnea using oral appliance therapy.
Dr. Parker works with multiple sleep disorders centers in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, serving on the staff or as a consultant. He is well known for developing innovative techniques and protocols to improve patient care and treatment success for snoring and sleep apnea. He is an author on 12 research articles and abstracts evaluating the effectiveness of oral appliances used for treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
Dr. Parker is a diplomat of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and American Board of Orofacial Pain, as well as a charter member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. In 2003, he received the Academy’s prestigious Distinguished Service Award. He is immediate past president of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.