Sleep Science Fridays

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 us an email to be featured.   Sleep Science Friday: Sleep Science School 2021 Highlights (8 October 2021) Sleep and Cardiovascular Disease (24 September 2021) Pain and Sleep – An Article Review (17 September 2021) Rockin’ and Readin’ with Prof. Riemann – The House of Sleep (10 September 2021) ESRS Survey (27 August 2021) Oversleeping (20 August 2021) Optimizing Sleep Estimation from Actigraphy (13 August 2021) Sleep Medicine Textbook 2nd Ed. (6 August 2021) Gestalt Therapy and Sleep (30 July 2021) Introduction to the Gender Equality …

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