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Fuelling our Wellbeing through Sleep and Belonging

This event takes place in an accessible venue with step free access.
Past event - 2024
15 May Doors: 7pm
Start: 7.30pm
End: 9.30pm
Cafe Bar Marzano, The Forum,
Norwich NR2 1TF
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What keeps us up at night? Loneliness? Unwanted thoughts? The calculation of how much sleep we’d get if we fell asleep right then? Join us for an evening of talks and a pint, as three excellent speakers share their insight into why feeling lonely and not getting enough sleep is so impactful on our mental health. We’ll be discussing how our minds and perceptions of the world around us are affected by sleep, and the links between poor sleep, emotional outcomes and even PTSD.

Lonely minds, virtual realities: The science of loneliness

Ceyda Kiyak (Psychologist & Postgraduate Researcher (PhD))
Have you ever felt lonely and noticed the world seems different? We see the world not as it is, but as we are. When we feel lonely, our perceptions shape the lens through which we view the world, especially when it comes to facial emotion processing, social interactions and memory. In this talk, we will shed light on these cognitive biases and discover how virtual reality offers an exciting path to study them. Join us to demystify loneliness through engaging, accessible science, and learn strategies to overcome loneliness.

Sleepless nights, restless minds

Dr Marcus Harrington (Lecturer in Psychology)
Some people overcome trauma effectively, but others develop PTSD. One factor that increases the likelihood of developing PTSD is poor sleep. But why does poor sleep make people vulnerable to PTSD? To answer this question, I embarked on an ambitious research journey involving hundreds of brain scans, thousands of hours in the sleep lab, and countless restless nights. In my talk, I will reflect on my research journey. In doing so, I will explain how sleep deprivation weakens the brain’s defence mechanism against intrusive thoughts, which may help to explain the link between poor sleep and PTSD.

Sleep loss and its effects on emotional wellbeing: What we’ve learnt from analysing over 50 years of research

Dr Jo Bower (Lecturer, School of Psychology)
Sleep and emotions share intricate and complex relationships, with both being essential to healthy functioning. The effects of sleep loss on our emotions, whilst perhaps intuitive, remain poorly understood. Recent reviews highlight inconsistent effects of poor sleep on subjective emotional responses, likely resulting from the large variety of methods used and emotions investigated. In this talk I will discuss our recent synthesis of sleep and emotion research, which analysed multiple types of sleep loss and emotional outcomes from over 100 studies.
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