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Updated: Feb 13

Episode 27 of the Airway First podcast is now out! You can catch it on SoundCloud, Podbean, RSS, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.

Airway First Podcast from the Children's Airway First Foundation

My guest today is Dr. Funke Afolabi-Brown. Dr. Brown is board-certified in pediatric pulmonary medicine and pediatric sleep disorders. As a double board-certified pediatric respiratory sleep medicine physician, Dr. Brown helps her patients breathe better and sleep better. By extension, she helps improve the sleep of their parents.

Dr. Brown is a speaker, an educator, a writer, and the founder of Restful Sleep MD where she helps busy professional women and their children prioritize sleep to not only achieve their optimal health but also thrive and live to their fullest potential. She does this through courses and programs focused on educating and empowering busy professional women to make sleep a priority as a critical pillar of their health.

Dr. Brown is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Thoracic Society (ATS). She has served on several committees locally, regionally, and nationally. Brown is passionate about mentoring the next generation of physician scholars and is particularly vested in the training and development of minority scholars.

She also works with organizations and small businesses, to improve employee health by incorporating healthy sleep as part of their wellness journey. She does this through seminars, workshops, and round table sessions.

You can find out more about Dr. Afolabi-Brown on her website at

We are a sleep deprivited generation. The CDC called it an epidemic and teens are in a perfect storm for sleep issues. ~ Dr. Funke Alfolabi-Brown

Show Notes:
  • Anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders are on the rise among teenagers

  • Teens getting less than 8 hours of sleep at night are at risk of feeling depressed and anxious

  • Up to 53% of middle and 73% of high schoolers get less than the recommended 8-10 hours of sleep

  • Teen Sleeping Courses with Dr. Funke Alfolabi-Brown: Access Course

  • CDC Sleep and Sleep Disorders

  • CDC Sleep Statistics

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