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Social Media Networking: Twitter Chat with Sharecare’s Sleep Experts

Posted Jan 23 2012 10:02pm

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Join me @BarbaraFicarra and @SharecareNow sleep experts for a spirited conversation about sleep problems and solutions on 1/24/12 from 12 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST for a twitter chat.  Twitter handle is #geturzzzs.

Sleep is an essential part of our health and well-being.  Sleep isn’t a luxury but crucial for good health.  Research shows that insufficient sleep has been linked to chronic diseases and conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression.

How many hours of sleep do you get?  Do you have trouble falling asleep?  Do you feel sleepy during the day?  Do you suffer from Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD)?

Join the twitter chat and learn how to improve your sleep, find out how much sleep is enough, learn about shift work sleep disorder (SWSD), find out the symptoms, and discover ways to deal with it, plus lots more.

If you would like to tweet about it.  Here you go…

Eat-n-Tweet:Get Your Zzz’s Ask @Sharecarenow experts your sleep questions 1/24/|12-2 pm EST #geturzzzs @BarbaraFicarra

Experts in Sharecare’s Twitter Chat – (Sharecare)

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA – Health Educator

Dr. Scott Leibowitz – Co-Medical Director, The Piedmont Sleep Disorders Center

Dr. Steven Feinsilver – Sleep Medicine, The Mount Sinai Medical Center

Dr. Rachel Salas – Assistant Professor of Neurology and Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Dr. Michael Breus – Sleep Expert and Clinical Psychologist

About Sharecare

Sharecare created by Jeff Arnold, founder WebMD and Dr. Mehmet Oz, a leading cardiac surgeon, health expert and Emmy-award winning host of “The Dr. Oz show” is an interactive, social Q&A platform designed to greatly simplify the search for quality healthcare information and help consumers live their healthiest life.

Sharecare collectively brings together top leaders in the health care industry to provide consumers with multiple perspectives within a single website dedicated to improve health and wellness for healthier lives.  Sharecare is in partnership with Harpo Studios, Sony Pictures Television and Discovery Communications.

Your turn

We hope you will be able to join us for Sharecare’s Twitter chat on Tuesday, January 24th from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST. Ask us your questions about sleep and we will answer them.  As always, thank you for your valuable time.

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