Warning! Tony Fernando’s talk promises to be lively and entertaining — but might just put you to sleep!

At least 20 percent of the population doesn't sleep well. Tony’s interactive session will enlighten you on the myths and current findings about the science of sleep, sleep disorders and treatment approaches. His discussion will cover sleep disorders including insomnia, shifted body clocks, sleep apnoea, sleep walking, sleep sex and nightmares.  Bring your questions and settle in for what happens when you close your eyes.


Lauded academic, award-winning teacher, cellist, cheap-eats foodie, Buddhist monk and reluctant ocean swimmer, Tony Fernando is a kaleidoscope of activity and a strong advocate of rest.

As psychiatrist and a senior lecturer in Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland, Tony is well-known for his work on sleep medicine and compassion. After obtaining his medical degree from the University of the Philippines, he interned at St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital (Columbia University, New York) and is now completing his PhD on the barriers to compassion in medicine. Tony recently started a mindfulness and emotional balance programme for inmates at Mt Eden Correctional Facility.


6:30 PM @Everybody's, 7 Fort Lane, Auckland | Entrance over 18