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Sleep Science Friday: The burden of polypharmacy in sleep disorders

Sleep Science Friday: The burden of polypharmacy in sleep disorders  05 February 2021 Knowledge of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics is essential to the understanding of potential drug-drug interactions and their consequences. We invite you to watch the e-lesson on the effects of pharmacological agents on sleep and vigilance given by Prof.Tarja Porkka-Heiskanen. You will learn about the brain-related factors which affect the drug effects, mechanisms of neurotransmission, and vigilance-related side effects of commonly used medications. By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo's privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Polypharmacy, defined as the use of multiple (or even excessive and unjustified) medication is one of the challenges of modern medicine. It is very frequent in comorbid and elderly patients (Patel P. et al. 2017  ) and was shown to be associated …

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Sleep Science Friday: Sleep monitoring and sleep measurement – “Be careful, be critical, but be open!”

Sleep Science Friday  29 January 2021 “Be careful, be critical, but be open” when choosing a device for sleep monitoring, says Professor Thomas Penzel, President of the German Society for Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine. The guest today is Professor Thomas Penzel, Scientific Chair of Sleep Center Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, a specialist in physics, human biology and physiology and leading expert in biomedical signals processing. In November 2020, Professor Thomas Penzel was elected President of the German Society for Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Schlafforschung und Schlafmedizin, DGSM) and today he shares the news in the sleep field in Germany. By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo's privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo …

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Sleep Science Friday: Sleep, learning and books: how are they linked?

Sleep Science Friday 22 January 2021 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!  The new teaching semester has just started. Remote education rapidly spread worldwide in the last year and became the norm. The ESRS is following this worldwide trend and is offering a series of online e-lessons on the physiology of sleep. Moreover, this year you’ll get the opportunity to take a Somnologist’s certification exam without leaving your house. Do not miss the date and subscribe for the exam to become a certified expert in sleep medicine! The on-line application is already open on this website. On one hand, e-learning appears extremely attractive as …

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Sleep Science Friday: Romania and COVID-19 Challenges

  Sleep Science Friday 15 January 2021 It’s mid-January and the end of another week of the new  year, 2021. Hopefully, you have had a relaxing holiday and a smooth start to the year. Grab a coffee/tea/beer/wine and end the mid-January week with a quick recap of Sleep Science News! The new year brings us positive news and optimistic expectations that the global pandemic will end and  life will slowly come back to normalcy. Despite the bad news coming in during the first days of 2021, including one about new variants of the coronavirus that has put some countries (like the UK) into a strict lockdown and long night curfews,  vaccine distribution gives  hope that the isolation should end in …

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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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