All posts by Doris Wu

ANSS EC (2018-2020)

Dec 14,20by Doris Wu

Chair: Dr. Barbara Strazisar (Ljubljana, Slovenia)   Vice-Chair and ESRS Board Representative: Dr. Oana-Claudia Deleanu (Bucharest, Romania)   Secretary: Dr. Lyudmila Korostovtseva (St Petersburg, Russia)   Member: Dr. Samson Khachatryan (Yerevan, Armenia) Prof. Dr. Ysbrand D. van der Werf (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)   Advisory Member: Dr. Erna Sif Arnardóttir (Reykjavik, Iceland) Prof Dr. Liborio Parrino (Parma, Italy) Prof. Dr. Johan Verbraecken (Antwerp, Belgium) Past ANSS EC Members 2016-2018 2014-2016 2012-2014

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Sleep Science Friday: Sleep and Mood with Dr. Jennifer Goldschmied

Sleep Science Friday It’s the end of another week—grab a coffee/tea/beer/wine and end your week with a quick recap of Sleep Science News! Sleep and Mood with Dr. Jennifer Goldschmied 11 December 2020 Most of us experience some crankiness or irritability after a night of bad, little, or no sleep. So, it’s no surprise that sleep is linked to mood and mental health—particularly with depression. Additionally, depression and anxiety can in turn affect your sleep, making it more difficult to fall and stay asleep. However, the underlying mechanisms of this bidirectional relationship remains unclear. In this Sleep Science Friday, we talked with Dr. Jennifer Goldschmied about the connection between your sleep, mood, and neuroplasticity; what the structure of sleep looks …

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Sleep Science Friday: Respiratory Physiology and updates from the British Sleep Society—with Professor Joerg Steier

Sleep Science Friday It’s the end of another week — grab a coffee/tea/beer/wine and end your week with a quick recap of Sleep Science News! Sleep Science Friday: Respiratory Physiology and updates from the British Sleep Society—with Professor Joerg Steier 4 December 2020 During sleep, the body goes through physiologic changes, including those related to breathing, such as decreased muscle activity in the upper airway muscles. In healthy individuals, this isn’t a problem; but in some individuals with certain structural/anatomic features (e.g., thicker neck, overweight, etc.), this relaxation can lead to narrowing in the upper airways affecting the ability to sleep and can lead to snoring and sleep apnea. Our breathing is also under the control of a network of …

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The British Sleep Society Strategic Plan

On 4 December 2020, The British Sleep Society announced their Strategic Plan “Healthy Sleep for All” (2020-2025).

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Sleep Science Friday: Talking with sleep scientists

Sleep Science Friday It’s the end of another week—grab a coffee/tea/beer/wine and end your week with a quick recap of Sleep Science News! Sleep Science Friday: Talking with sleep scientists 27 November 2020 The last couple of weeks, we’ve been talking with sleep specialists about all things sleep, as well as what it’s like to be a sleep researcher and communicating your research. This week, we had a great conversation with Dr. Jennifer Goldschmied about the connection between your sleep, mood, and neuroplasticity; how the structure of sleep looks between healthy people and those with depression; and the surprising effects of sleep deprivation and napping on your mood. We also discussed different treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) …

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Sleep Science Friday: Sleep in the time of corona—with Dr. Christine Blume  

Sleep Science Friday   It’s the end of another week—grab a coffee/tea/beer/wine and end your week with a quick recap of Sleep Science News!   Sleep in the time of corona—with Dr. Christine Blume   20 November 2020   After nearly a year coping with a global pandemic, some positive news broke recently: Pfizer (with BioNTech) and Moderna recently announced within weeks of each other two possible COVID-19 vaccine candidates. This is especially promising as stress and uncertainty have had huge impacts on our daily lives, with (anecdotal) increases in insomnia (or “coronasomnia”), the advent of “corona dreams”, as well as decreased sleep quality. This is concerning as a well-functioning immune system is linked to getting proper sleep (de Silva et al. 2020; Irwin, 2012; Okamoto et al., 2008), with less sleep associated with a higher risk of getting sick (Cohen et al. 2009, Patel et al., 2012; Prather et al. 2015; Wilder-Smith et al., 2013), as well as decreased vaccine effectiveness (Lange et al., 2011; Prather et …

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Postgraduate Program: Sleep, Consciousness and Related Disorders (starting July 2021)

CAS, DAS and MAS in Sleep, Consciousness and Related Disorders – next edition starting in July 2021 The Academy of Sleep and Consciousness ASC – in collaboration with the University of Bern and the Università della Svizzera italiana as well as 13 international partner Universities – offers unique postgraduate programs, which provide advanced medical and scientific insights into sleep physiology, chronobiology and sleep medicine. All of our programs are under the patronage of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS), the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), the Swiss Society for Sleep Research, Sleep Medicine and Chronobiology (SSSSC), the German Society of sleep Research and Medicine (DGSM) and the German Society of Pneumology (DGP).   The program starts in July 2021 and …

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Virtual Master in Sleep Medicine at the Sleep Institute & European University of Madrid (March 2021-January 2022)

The Sleep institute, in collaboration with the European University of Madrid, has developed a completely online master in sleep medicine, which also serves as a preparation tool for students who plan to take the European ESRS (Europe Sleep Research Society) validation test. Once completed, students have the possibility of doing an internship at any of our clinics, whether it is in Spain, Chile, or Panama, always under the direction and supervision of Dr. Diego García-Borreguero, member of the ESRS Examination Committee in Sleep Medicine. This is a well-rounded master in sleep medicine, lasting 11 months (60 ECTS credits), which will incorporate great specialists from each area of this field, and will have the guarantee/count on the European University of Madrid, a quality seal …

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Sleep Science Friday: Time for a Sleep Revolution (#H2020) with Dr. Erna Sif Arnardóttir  

Sleep Science Friday   It’s the end of another week—grab a coffee/tea/beer/wine and end your week with a quick recap of Sleep Science News!   Time for a Sleep Revolution (#H2020) with Dr. Erna Sif Arnardóttir   13 November 2020   Last month, the European Commission announced the recipients of the Euro Horizon 2020 (#H2020) grants. We are happy to congratulate Dr. Erna Sif Arnardóttir (Assistant Professor at Reykjavik University’s Department of Engineering and Department of Computer Science and ESRS Secretary) and her colleagues who were awarded a 15-million Euro grant for their project Sleep Revolution.   Sleep Revolution aims to develop novel sleep diagnostics techniques to better assess the severity of sleep-disordered breathing (e.g., snoring and sleep apnea) to create improved personalized health care using digital diagnostics and patient participatory involvement.   Patients …

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Sleep Science Friday: Counting ballots? I’d rather be counting sheep

Sleep Science Friday  It’s the end of another week—grab a coffee/tea/beer/wine and end your week with a quick recap of Sleep Science News and ESRS updates!  Counting ballots? I’d rather be counting sheep 6 November 2020  To say that 2020 has been stressful would be an understatement; as Europe is named the new COVID-19 epicenter by the WHO, the USA prepared for a different kind of wave—red or blue. But it wasn’t just Americans who were anxiously sleepless; people worldwide tuned in watching ballots slowly trickle in as sleepy-eyed newscasters reported a continual play-by-play of events, interspersed with comments of power naps and obvious ongoing frustration. Election season can be taxing—especially when the results have far-reaching consequences and during a year like 2020 that asks us to bite off more …

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