This week’s episode features a topic we know is so important yet we hardly ever discuss: sleep! I am excited to bring to you Dr. Valerie Cacho, aka Dr. Val on the podcast this week. She is a board certified internal medicine and sleep medicine physician. We chat about how she got into the field of sleep medicine to become a sleep expert. She discusses the high prevalence of insomnia and we chat about sleep hygiene and what it exactly means. Her advice to others to take the time to be still. You don’t want to miss this episode!
Find out more about Dr. Val atwww.sleeplifemed.comIG: @valerie.cacho.md
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FULL BIO: Dr. Cacho is a board certified internal medicine and sleep medicine physician. She is passionate about inspiring her patients to obtain optimal sleep health and wellness through integrative, holistic and lifestyle medicine approaches.
Her core values of compassion, service and community are the foundation of the relationships she builds with patients. Dr. Cacho believes in treating the whole person and helps patients find healing through aligning the body, mind and spirit.
Originally from California, Dr. Cacho attended medical school at Loma Linda University in Southern California, trained in internal medicine at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena and completed a sleep fellowship at the Cedar Sinai Medical program based in Los Angeles.
She completed an additional fellowship in integrative medicine founded by Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona. Dr. Cacho co-edited a book entitled, Integrative Sleep Medicine (in press), that is part of the Weil Integrative Medicine Series.