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Nancy Carballo, Co-founder of Insomniacfest, talks about sleep and health

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Did you know that some of your most important metabolic processes occur when you are sleeping? And that disrupted sleep patterns can affect everything from your weight to your hormone balance (including insulin function and fertility to how quickly you age? Nancy Carballo, co-founder of Insomniacfest, a resource center for sleep-related issues, will share her thoughts on sleep, and how to get more if you're not getting enough. Nancy Carballo is a non-traditional, postbaccalaureate premedical student. She earned a Bachelors of Arts in English/Creative Writing at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a published author in different genres, including exhibit texts, journalism, poetry, and research. In addition, she served as Managing Editor for Impact, a health newsletter geared towards premedical students. She is currently a medical student in Los Angeles. Nancy enjoys learning and teaching about brain processes that guide human sleep patterns and is co-founder of Insomniacfest. Her article “Sleep Hygiene: Can

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