Dr. Katherine M Sharkey MD, PH.D
Sleep Medicine Specialist | Sleep Medicine1 James P Murphy Ind Hwy West Warwick RI, 02893
Dr. Katherine Sharkey practices Sleep Medicine in West Warwick, RI. Dr. Sharkey studies, diagnoses, and treats sleep disturbances and disorders due to varying factors. Sleep Medicine Physicians are trained to treat many different conditions, including insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep apnea, idiopathic hypersomnia, menstrual-related hypersomnia, and circadian rhythm disturbances, among others.
Education and Training
Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center 2002
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM- Sleep Medicine
Psychiatry and NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyABPN
Expert PublicationsData provided by the National Library of Medicine
- Melatonin phase shifts human circadian rhythms in a placebo-controlled simulated night-work study.
- Bright light, dark and melatonin can promote circadian adaptation in night shift workers.
- Evaluation and management of sleep disturbance during the menopause transition.
- Compulsion or chronobiology? A case of severe obsessive-compulsive disorder treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy augmented with chronotherapy.
- Effects of an advanced sleep schedule and morning short wavelength light exposure on circadian phase in young adults with late sleep schedules.
- Delayed bedtimes and obsessive-compulsive symptoms.
- Relationship of morning cortisol to circadian phase and rising time in young adults with delayed sleep times.
- Advanced sleep schedules affect circadian gene expression in young adults with delayed sleep schedules.
- Circadian phase shifts and mood across the perinatal period in women with a history of major depressive disorder: a preliminary communication.
- Time to treat problematic sleep disturbance in perinatal women.
- Objective sleep interruption and reproductive hormone dynamics in the menstrual cycle.
- The "realities" of our modern light-dark cycle.
- Acute Changes in Sleep Duration on Eating Behaviors and Appetite-Regulating Hormones in Overweight/Obese Adults.
- What Role Does Sleep Play in Weight Gain in the First Semester of University?
- Reliability of a Scale Assessing Depressed Mood in the Context of Sleep.
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- Sleep Apnea Is Much More than Snoring
Sleep apnea is often associated with snoring, which some may view as "amusing." However, jokes aside, it is clear that sleep apnea can lead to much graver consequences if neglected. Snoring should be better interpreted as an early warning of worse to come.It is vital to treat sleep apnea as a...
- Understanding The Relationship Between Sleep And Depression
What is the link between sleep and depression?A sleep disorders is one of the key signs of clinical depression. While some people suffering from depression sleep too much, others are not able to sleep at all. A sleep disorder does not necessarily cause depression, but the lack of rest and sleep does...
- Sleep Apnea Control May Contribute to Stroke Recovery
Obstructive sleep apnea, the most common form of sleep apnea, is characterized by repetitive closure of the upper airway during sleep. This closure results in a recurrent cycle of sleep disruption and possible hypoxia. Symptoms include loud snoring, feeling unrested when you wake up, and a general...
- Light Therapy for Insomnia
Diagnosis and treatment of insomnia can be a daunting task, especially for the affected individuals who have limited knowledge about the disorder. Among the various treatments that have been recommended by specialists, one of the most effective is light therapy.Light therapy prescribed by a...
- Texas Rangers First Baseman Speaks About His Struggle with Sleep Apnea
Mike Napoli started his professional baseball career back in 2001, but it was not until 2006 that he debuted in the Major League Baseball, which was a milestone for him as he hit a homerun in his first match. His career continued to soar in the following years. However, in 2014, he suffered from few...
- Are You an Insomniac Before Getting Your Period?
Many women complain of insomnia a few days before getting their periods. “The actual reason behind this feeling is changing levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone”, says Michael Breus, PhD, ABSM, a sleep expert. “These changes in hormones can affect an individual's ability to fall...
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