February 8th, 2013

Peter Hauri, Psychologist Who Focused on Insomnia, Dies at 79

By Logan Lafferty

Peter Hauri, a psychologist who was among the first researchers to study the mysterious mechanics of a good night’s sleep, and who established widely used guidelines for avoiding insomnia without drugs, died on Jan. 31 in Rochester, Minn., where he had been director of the Mayo Sleep Disorders Center until he retired in 2000. He was 79…In the 2010 archive interview, Dr. Hauri was asked what had begun his interest in sleep. He replied with an impish smile, “My mother was a very famous insomniac.” And, he added, “I don’t sleep so well myself.”

 

New York Times by Paul Vitello

Tags: good night's sleep, insomnia, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Mayo Clinic Sleep Disorders Center, New York Times, Peter Hauri, Psychology and Psychiatry, Research, Sleep Medicine

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