Sleep: Natural Healer or a Waste of Time? | Dr. Hla Yee Yee | TEDxUM1Yangon

Sleep: Natural Healer or a Waste of Time? | Dr. Hla Yee Yee | TEDxUM1Yangon

Sleep is important. But how important is it? Why should we sleep and what happens to us if we ignore sleep. Nowadays, with the increasing hectic lifestyle, many of us are sacrificing sleep. In this talk, Dr. Hla Yee Yee analyses the interesting aspects of sleep and argues that sleep indeed is a natural healer. Dr. Hla Yee Yee has been teaching Physiology since June 1969 and has a passion for medical education, innovations in learning/ teaching and assessment. Her love of English and English literature dates back to her schooldays. Publications in the Guardian Daily & Guardian Magazine began in 1962, with songs written for the Burma Broadcasting Service in 1965, her most famous song being “Land We Love” by the singer Win Oo. She has also published articles and poems in the “Medical Tribune”, a publication for doctors in the ASEAN and the Far East.
She left for Malaysia in 1995 to teach initially at the Universiti Sains Malaysia and subsequently at the International Malaysia University , Kuala Lumpur where she was involved in curricula development , delivery and quality assurance of Health Professions Education . After returning to Myanmar in 2015, she has been working closely with the authorities in curriculum reform of Myanmar Medical Education. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx