Sleep and the Brain – (4/19/2022)


Non-member cost: $95.00
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Time: 7:00PM-8:00PM (EST)
Speakers: Dr. Chelsie Rohrscheib (Ph.D)


Sleep is an essential biological process required for maintaining health and wellness. Most people consider sleep to be a period of rest when the brain and body shut down to conserve energy. However, decades of research have shown that sleep is actually an incredibly active and dynamic process that plays a role in maintaining most of our biological and neurological functions. This seminar will explore the fundamental neuroscience of how sleep is controlled by the brain. We’ll also discuss some of the essential biological processes sleep achieves in the brain and body and how chronic sleep loss leads to disease.

Speaker & Bio:

Dr. Chelsie Rohrscheib (Ph.D) is the head sleep expert and neuroscientist at Wesper, an at-home sleep technology company that aims to make screening for common sleep disorders, like sleep apnea, easier and more accessible. Prior to joining Wesper, Chelsie specialized in sleep research where she evaluated the molecular mechanisms that control sleep in the brain and how sleep loss affects health. Following her research career, Chelsie oversaw clinical trials evaluating treatments for obstructive sleep apnea. Chelsie is passionate about educating the public on topics related to sleep health and sleep disorders and enjoys working with Wesper users to help them navigate their sleep improvement journey.