Apr 20

Understanding & Improving Sleep Hygiene 

In this insightful lecture, you will explore the crucial role of sleep hygiene in promoting overall health and wellness. Dr. Tom Rifai, board certified lifestyle medicine and internal medicine specialist, will address various aspects of sleep hygiene, focusing on strategies to optimize sleep quality and minimize the risk of insomnia, sleep apnea, and other sleep-related issues.  

What you'll learn:

  • the impact of sleep on health
  • practical strategies to improve sleep quality and duration
  • tips for creating a conducive sleep environment
  • the role of light exposure and technology in sleep patterns

Who should attend:

  • individuals looking for practical strategies to enhance sleep quality and optimize their sleep habits
  • anyone curious about the interconnectedness of sleep with other aspects of lifestyle, such as nutrition and exercise.
  • those seeking evidence-based recommendations for creating a healthier sleep environment
  • anyone experiencing stress or difficulty winding down before bedtime

In addition to this event, you can enjoy all of the daily activities that Pritikin offers. See what a typical day looks like.



Saturday, April 20


Through this comprehensive exploration of sleep hygiene, guests will gain practical tools and strategies to optimize their sleep habits, mitigate sleep-related risks, and embark on a journey toward improved health and wellness. Dr. Rifai's expertise and passion for lifestyle medicine will inspire and empower individuals to prioritize sleep.


Tom Rifai MD, FACP, DipABLM

Founder and CEO of Reality Meets Science Inc (RMS)

Dr. Tom Rifai is the founder and CEO of Reality Meets Science Inc (RMS), a company that offers and is designing digital and in-person lifestyle medicine programs, coaching, and education based on The Flex5 Lifestyle, a gold standard behavior modification methodology for healthy longevity. He is also a board-certified internal medicine physician and a diplomate of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, with over 20K hours of experience in directing and designing multidisciplinary intensive lifestyle intervention programs for leading health systems and organizations including Henry Ford Health system in Detroit, MI and Pritikin Longevity Center. 

Dr. Rifai served as Associate Medical Director Pritikin Longevity Center and spent over a decade on Pritikin’s science advisory committee. He continues to serve as lead educator on dietary fats and weight control for the Medicare-approved Pritikin Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, which is now running in over 100 hospital cardiac rehabilitation programs throughout the USA. 

Dr. Rifai's mission is to empower individuals and populations to achieve optimal health and well-being, preventing chronic disease through evidence-based and personalized lifestyle strategies. 

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