Get Back to Sleep

About Anxiety Series

Get Back to Sleep

A Webinar for Youth and Young Adults with Anxiety-Related Sleep Problems

Recorded on October 28, 2021

Resources from webinar:

How to Worry More Effectively – PsychCentral

Helping Your Child With Sleep Problems – by Michael Gradisar and Rachel Hiller

The Insomnia Workbook for Teens – by Michael A. Tompkins and Monique A. Thompson

UCLA Insomnia Clinic


Childhood OCD, Anxiety & Tic Disorders Program

Meditation for Sleep from headspace

Are you someone that struggles with anxiety-related sleep problems or know someone that struggles to fall asleep or get back to sleep?

Get Back to Sleep is a webinar to help youth and young adults learn how sleep and anxiety are related and what can be done to improve sleep.

  • Learn about common sleep-related problems associated with anxiety
  • Review how sleep patterns change during pubertal development
  • Understand sleep needs and recognize the signs of insufficient sleep
  • Obtain guidance on general and anxiety-related sleep hygiene strategies

This webinar is for educational purposes only. It is not a replacement for treatment. If you are concerned about your own or your child’s anxiety, please speak with your primary care physician or contact Teenline Find more options for treatment at

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Meet Dr. Emily Ricketts

Dr. Emily Ricketts is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Child OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program within the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research centers on the relationship between sleep and circadian disturbance and symptom severity in Tourette’s disorder and obsessive-compulsive-spectrum disorders. Her research incorporates multimodal assessment of sleep and circadian rhythms including questionnaires, actigraphy, and salivary melatonin assessment.

She has received research funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, Tourette Association of America, TLC Foundation for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, and the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.