Number of members
Composition of members (degree, specialties, subspecialties, etc.)
40% Neurologists, 20% Pneumologists, 10% Pediatricians, 10% Psychiatrists,
10% Clinical Psychologists, 5% ENT, 5% Neuroradiologists
Historical perspective of the society
The society was founded in Ljubljana in 2005 with the aim of integrating sleep research and sleep medicine in different medical fields. Since then, Sleep Medicine and its diagnostic procedures became recognized by Health Authorities in Slovenia.
Important sleep physicians / researchers in the history of the NSS
Leja Dolenc Grošelj, Barbara Gnidovec Stražišar, Matjaž Fležar, Jasmina Gabrijelčič, Igor Fajdiga
Accreditation / Certification procedure
None at present.
Sleep Medicine is the part of teaching program at the Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana.
Sleep Medicine is included in different postgraduate courses for neurologists, psychiatrists, and pediatricians (from 1 week to 6 months)
Continuing education for sleep technologists (6 months)
Continuing education in sleep medicine for MD (as part of 6 months EEG course)
Short educational courses are organized for general doctors
Sleep Medicine is part of the PhD program at the Medical Faculty.
Present activities, working groups, task forces
“Sleep January”: Annual Sleep congress with workshops, keynote lectures and oral presentations organized by Slovene Sleep Society.
Every year’s students research award (“Presern award”).
Providing guidelines for the assessment of the ability to drive in patients with sleep disorders.
Providing guidelines for general doctors regarding referrals to sleep centers.
Numerous different activities are organised by the Sleep Society; e.g. World sleep day and European Narcolepsy day.