Persistent Pain Education Program

Sleep It Off: the Interaction Between Pain and Sleep Resource Page

Class Description

Good sleep is beneficial for mind and body, but pain can get in the way, and poor sleep may make coping with pain more difficult. This class will explore this relationship and also options for treatment.

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Download the Sleep it Off PowerPoint presentation

Top 10 Strategies for Improving Sleep Quality – Handout

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About the Instructor: Dr. Paul Cardosi, Sleep Medicine Specialist

Paul Cardosi, MD, is an internist with expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all sleep disorders. He serves as the medical director of Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s Center for Sleep Medicine.

After earning his doctor of medicine degree from Dartmouth, Dr. Cardosi completed his internship at Oregon Health & Science University and served as chief resident. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and is certified by both the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine.


  • School: Dartmouth Medical School
  • Residency: Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon: Internal Medicine
  • Internship: Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon: Rotating
  • Certification: American Board of Sleep Medicine