February is Psychology Month! In order to celebrate, we would like to showcase our Department, and focus on enhancing well-being. With that in mind, we will be publishing “Psychology Insights”, wellness tips from our faculty member that contribute to coping strategies, stress reduction, building resilience, or generally enhancing well-being. Visit us on our website every Tuesday and Thursday this month for a new tip!
Poor sleep can lead to a myriad of problems, including symptoms of depression. Some of the best strategies to regulate sleep are 1) to get up at the same time every day (including on the weekends), 2) not going to bed until you are sleepy, 3) avoiding daytime napping, and 4) avoiding activities in bed other than sleeping (e.g., reading, eating, and watching TV).
Why it works:
These sleep regulation strategies are based on the cognitive-behavioural model of insomnia. The goal of these strategies is to help break the association between being awake and being in bed.
About Dr. Tabri:
Dr. Nassim Tabri (Ph.D. Concordia University) is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the Mental Health and Addictions Laboratory at Carleton University. His research focuses on, among other things, how different transdiagnostic factors (e.g., overvalued ideation, perfectionism, and impulsivity) may function together to proliferate and maintain engagement in various health compromising behaviours, including disordered eating and disordered gambling as well as other addictive behaviours (e.g., compulsive buying, substance use).