Panel on sleep to be presented May 1 by Del Mar Community Connections

The many aspects of sleep — how to get to sleep, why we can’t get to sleep—will be discussed by a distinguished panel of experts at a Wednesday, May 1 free forum, 3:30-5 p.m. (the first in a series about healthy aging) sponsored by Del Mar Community Connections in Town Hall at the Del Mar Civic Center.

The panelists will discuss the physical and psychological factors that contribute to poor sleep as well as tools, remedies, and therapeutic solutions to help achieve good sleep.

The panelists include:

 Dr. Edward Goldberg, MD is board certified in neurology and sleep medicine who studied at Boston University and Harvard Medical School. He has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad spectrum of sleep disorders. He performs home-based and in-laboratory sleep studies and incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy in the treatment of patients.

 Denise O’Neil, MPH, MS, LMFT, is a geriatric mental health specialist and psychotherapist. She holds a master of public health from Boston University and a master of science in counseling from SDSU. After many years in research, O’Neil’s primary focus is on how one’s thoughts can influence their physical health.

 Dr. Erica Oberg, ND MPH is a naturopathic doctor practicing integrative and natural medicine at Pacific Pearl in La Jolla. Oberg specializes in identifying the underlying causes of disease and works with patients who have “undiagnosed” conditions such as fatigue, chronic infections and autoimmune conditions. She uses progressive medical testing to target her natural remedies.

 Linda Vazin, Breath Body Connection, certified transformational breath facilitator and trainer. For 35 years Vazin has used yoga therapy, fascia release, breath work, pilates and life coaching and sound therapy to facilitate the healing of the body and mind.

The discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Mark Kalina, DMCC board member and internal medicine physician. Kalina also leads a monthly Healthy Aging Forum every second Tuesday at the Del Mar Community Building.

This is a DMCC program taking place at Town Hall and space is limited; please RSVP for this free presentation by calling (858) 792-7565 or emailing

Del Mar Town Hall is located at 1050 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar.

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