covid-19

Sleep Science Friday: 2021 Sleep and Breathing Virtual Is Underway

16 April 2021 What an inspiring start to the first ever Virtual Sleep & Breathing Conference today!  Earlier, we heard from Co-Chairs, Maria Bonsignore, Researcher and Professor of sleep and breathing disorders, including obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) at the University of Palermo, Italy, and Walter McNicholas, Consultant in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital Group, Dublin, Ireland, Newman Clinical Research Professor at UCD and a Principal Clinical Investigator at the UCD Conway Institute and Former President of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS).  During this session, we got an update on disordered breathing research, sleep research outside the respiratory domain and the key developments in basic sleep research since 2019. What a far …

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Sleep Science Friday: COVID-19 and Sleep Webinar Report

26 March 2021 In celebration of World Sleep Day, 19-March 2021, ESRS hosted a Live Webinar on the topic: Sleep and Sleep Disturbances During the COVID-19 Pandemic – What Can Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Tell Us? A European Perspective. Almost 300 people from not just Europe, but all over the world participated in the event.  It was chaired by Prof. Dr. Dieter Riemann and featured several renowned panellists, including Prof. Markku Partinen, Prof. Damien Leger, Prof. Nicola Cellini, Prof. Valentina Alfonsi and Prof. Ellemarije Altena. It was an impressive display of the research that our ESRS members have conducted since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in late 2019/early 2020. Each presenter touched on a unique aspect of how the pandemic has impacted our lives, our work and our sleep in some way or another.  …

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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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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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