Sleep Science Fridays

ESRS 2020 Friday Update: Sleep Science Award 2020 and ESRS election results

ESRS 2020 Friday Update: Sleep Science Award 2020 and ESRS election results 25 September 2020           Thank you to all #ESRS2020 speakers, presenters, and attendees, as well as our co-organizers Congrex and the Sociedad Española de Sueño, for your support in making our Virtual Edition of the 25th Congress of the ESRS so successful and engaging. Additionally, we’d also like to thank our sponsors—we hope you had a chance to meet with them in the Virtual Exhibition Hall.                 Although we would have like to chat and sip drinks in Seville, we were amazed to see 1,726 in attendance from 66 countries worldwide! Shout-out to those outside of Europe …

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Sleep Science Friday: Sleep-disordered breathing

Sleep Science Friday (3 Sept 2020) Happy Friday everyone! Grab a coffee/tea/drink to end your week with a quick recap of Sleep Science News following last Friday’s ESRS updates. As we learn more about COVID-19, certain underlying health conditions are shown to be associated with increased susceptibility and worse outcomes. Specifically, respiratory disorders, including sleep-disordered breathing (on the susceptibility side of COVID-19), along with a long road to recovery requiring lung rehabilitation in some patients (on the convalescence side). Sleep-disordered breathing Sleep-disordered breathing (such as obstructive sleep apnea) are characterized by intermittent hypoxia (low levels of oxygen) during sleep, sleep fragmentation, and hypercapnia (abnormally elevated blood CO2), which can activate multiple inflammatory pathways, alter lipid metabolism, and increase oxidative stress. …

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ESRS 2020 Friday Update (28 Aug 2020)

Sleep Science Friday Yes! It’s Friday! Grab a coffee/tea/beer/wine and end your week with a quick recap of Sleep Science News and ESRS updates! ESRS 2020 Friday Update (28 Aug 2020) Happy Friday everyone! Just a short update on ESRS news this Friday as we countdown to #ESRS2020 on Sept 22 – 24 2020. Due to COVID-19, the 25th Congress of the ESRS goes Virtual—so you can attend (even in your pajamas) from anywhere worldwide. For Spanish speakers, #ESRS2020 will be a joint congress with the Spanish Sleep Society. Both meetings are coordinated in parallel; attendants can participate in both meetings with only one registration. Keynote speakers from #ESRS2020 will have Spanish translations. We will also have poster sessions, teaching …

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Sleep and Alzheimer’s: “Ich habe mich verloren”

Sleep Science Friday Yes! It’s Friday! Grab a coffee/tea/beer/wine and end your week with a quick recap of Sleep Science News and ESRS updates! “Ich habe mich verloren.” – Auguste Deter (16 May 1850 – 8 April 1906) Exhibiting paranoid and erratic behavior, delusions, and issues with speech and memory, 51-year-old Auguste Deter was examined by German neurologist, Dr. Alois Alzheimer, at the Frankfurt Institution of the Mentally Ill and Epileptics (Germany). Given her young age, Dr. Alzheimer initially labelled her condition as “presenile dementia”. Over the next several years, living in a state of confusion that progressively deteriorated, she soon lost sense of time and space—unable to recall her husband, where she was, and her own name—frequently uttering, “I …

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ESRS Friday Update: Call for Nominations to the Board, Scientific Committee and ECRN

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO THE ESRS BOARD AND SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ______________________________________________________________ In the upcoming Business Meeting, to be held during the ESRS Virtual Congress on 23 September 2020, new Board and Scientific Committee members will need to be elected. Nominations to the ESRS Board According to the bylaws, members of the ESRS Board are elected for a period of two years, with only one additional two-year renewal for a particular position possible. The only exception is the Treasurer position, which can be renewed without limitation. In addition, since 2006, a representative of the ANSS is given a regular Board member position as an ex officio member. Two of the six current ESRS Board members (i.e. the President and Vice-President Clinical) …

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ESRS 2020 Highlight: Sleep and neurodegenerative diseases

Sleep Science Friday Yes! It’s Friday! Grab a coffee (or tea) and end your week with a quick recap of Sleep Science News and ESRS updates!   ESRS 2020 Highlight: Sleep and neurodegenerative diseases   These past weeks, we have been busy preparing for the Virtual Edition of ESRS 2020 on Sept 22-24 (see the latest Letter from the ESRS President, Walter McNicholas), with our Scientific Programme confirmed and online. Joining us will be keynote speaker, Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., D.M.Sc. (University of Rochester Medical Center) presenting her lecture, “The glymphatic system, sleep and neurodegenerative diseases”. Although there are many suggestions as to why we sleep (e.g. memory consolidation), one hypothesis is that sleep essentially “rinses” the brain and facilitates the …

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Covid-19 and sleep

Sleep Science Friday Yes! It’s Friday! Grab a coffee (or tea) and end your week with a quick recap of Sleep Science News and ESRS updates! COVID-19 and sleep (31 July 2020) The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives—with forced lockdowns, reduced travel, as well as job and financial insecurity during a worldwide economic recession. Although, many currently have reduced commuting time, more quality time with family, and the flexibility to work remotely (for some), learning to re-adjust schedules and coping with additional stressors (particularly as essential workers or those with children), has undoubtedly affected our sleeping quality and sleep patterns. Clea Simon (Harvard Correspondent), noted that “Sleep is emerging as the latest casualty of the COVID-19 crisis”, as people …

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Sleep Science Fridays

Yes! It’s Friday! Grab a coffee (or tea) and end your week with some Sleep Science News and ESRS updates. Just published an article? Want to share your latest research? Saw something interesting? Send an email to our Web and Content Manager Doris (doris.wu at esrs.eu) to be featured. If you have time, please fill out this survey—we would love to hear your thoughts on what kind of content you would like to see on our website. Sleep Science Friday: Sleep Science Monday: Sleep in the time of COVID (5 October 2020) ESRS 2020 Friday Update: Sleep Science Award 2020 and ESRS election results (25 September 2020) Sleep Science Friday: Sleep-disordered breathing (4 September 2020) ESRS 2020 Friday …

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