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Sleep Science Friday: Adverse Effects of Sleep Deprivation Webinar

11 June 2021    We all know that sleep is an essential function and yet, many times we are denied this daily opportunity to recharge mentally and physically in order to remain healthy. Getting little to no sleep is not always a choice for some if you consider those suffering from sleep apnoea, chronic insomnia, snoring and other sleep disorders. However, for others it is sometimes a personal choice or simply a side effect of shift work or travelling through different time zones.  Sleep deprivation describes a state caused by inadequate quantity or quality of sleep, including voluntary or involuntary sleeplessness and circadian rhythm sleep disorders.  The ideal amount of sleep for adults is between 7 and 9 hours1, more for children. Not meeting this sleep quota regularly has myriad consequences for how we function on a day-to-day basis.  Understanding the effect of sleep deprivation on all aspects of our lives is a crucial point for discussion. This is …

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Sleep Science Friday: Revised Catalogue of Knowledge and Skills 

04 June 2021    Since the Catalogue of Knowledge and Skills was first published in the JSR in 2014, the field of sleep medicine has evolved greatly.   The influence that sleep medicine has on other medical disciplines is evident, as the desire for physicians to remain in their field, but also to expand their knowledge and understanding of sleep medicine and sleep research in relation to their specialty, has increased.   Under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Thomas Penzel, a total of nineteen authors contributed to this revision, which takes into consideration the interdisciplinary nature of sleep medicine, and also, the changes in the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, updates in the manual for scoring sleep and associated events and new knowledge in sleep physiology and pathophysiology.  Here is the entire …

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