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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: Rockin´and Readin´with Prof. Riemann – The Beatles

2 April 2021 Sleep & sleep disorders in popular culture Dear members of the ESRS, Dear colleagues, I think we all share a common interest in the science of sleep and clinical sleep medicine. For my part, I have been active in this field for almost 40 years now. Somehow, my deep interest in the topic has endowed me with a kind of “attentional bias” for all things sleep-related. That is to say, if somewhere the word sleep or any reference to sleep disorders pops up, it captures my attention more than other topics. As I am also an avid and ecclectic reader of many kinds of different books, ranging from Shakespeare´s century to nowadays, and of many different genres, …

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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: A tour through Belgium with the BASS

Sleep Science Friday: A tour through Belgium with the BASS 26 February 2021 Today’s SSF brings us to Belgium. The Belgian Association for Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine, or the BASS, is one of the oldest national sleep societies,  founded as early as  1982, and is an active participant of the ESRS and ANSS events and initiatives. The logo of the BASS has been recognized as the best emblem among all national sleep societies by the ANSS. Today, the recently elected President of the BASS, Professor Dries Testelmans, Pulmonologist at the Department of Respiratory diseases at Leuven University Clinic will tell us about the milestones of the BASS in 2020 and plans for 2021.       In defiance of all the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BASS had a successful 2020! It had it’s  first full online, but highly attended meeting, and also held elections for the Board with a new BASS board with 8 members  …

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Sleep Science Friday: Sleep and Sleep Disturbances During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sleep Science Friday: Sleep and Sleep Disturbances During the COVID-19 Pandemic – What Can Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Tell Us? A European Perspective 19 February 2021 We are in the midst of a pandemic that has confined billions of people to their homes for months and has directly impacted daily life across Europe and globally. There is new research on the topic coming out weekly so we are once again dedicating this week`s instalment of SSF to COVID-19. Furthermore, ESRS has planned a deep dive via our upcoming live SSF webinar on the topic. On 19 March, in recognition of World Sleep Day March 19, 2021, Prof. Dr. Dieter Riemann, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Sleep Research, will …

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Sleep Science Friday: St. Valentine’s Day Sleep and love – dyadic processes 

Sleep Science Friday: St. Valentine’s Day Sleep and love – dyadic processes  12 February 2021 How do love and sleep relate? Does love help or disrupt our sleep? Or does sleep disruption affect our intimate relations?   Does sleep in females differ from sleep in males? What are the factors mediating these differences? How do they depend on age and various life periods? Prof. TarjaPorkka-Heiskanen reviews sex-related differences in sleep in a 15-minute e-lesson. By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo's privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Sleep is mainly investigated as a physiological process of the individual. However, in a partnership, sleep is often a shared behavior, and bedfellows’ activities and schedules have mutual effects leading to complex and bidirectional associations between sleep and partner relations (Hasler et al., 2010; Grey et al., 2018).   How do …

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Sleep Science Friday: The burden of polypharmacy in sleep disorders

Sleep Science Friday: The burden of polypharmacy in sleep disorders  05 February 2021 Knowledge of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics is essential to the understanding of potential drug-drug interactions and their consequences. We invite you to watch the e-lesson on the effects of pharmacological agents on sleep and vigilance given by Prof.Tarja Porkka-Heiskanen. You will learn about the brain-related factors which affect the drug effects, mechanisms of neurotransmission, and vigilance-related side effects of commonly used medications. By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo's privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Polypharmacy, defined as the use of multiple (or even excessive and unjustified) medication is one of the challenges of modern medicine. It is very frequent in comorbid and elderly patients (Patel P. et al. 2017  ) and was shown to be associated …

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Sleep Science Friday: Sleep monitoring and sleep measurement – “Be careful, be critical, but be open!”

Sleep Science Friday  29 January 2021 “Be careful, be critical, but be open” when choosing a device for sleep monitoring, says Professor Thomas Penzel, President of the German Society for Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine. The guest today is Professor Thomas Penzel, Scientific Chair of Sleep Center Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, a specialist in physics, human biology and physiology and leading expert in biomedical signals processing. In November 2020, Professor Thomas Penzel was elected President of the German Society for Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Schlafforschung und Schlafmedizin, DGSM) and today he shares the news in the sleep field in Germany. By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo's privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo …

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Sleep Science Friday: Sleep, learning and books: how are they linked?

Sleep Science Friday 22 January 2021 It’s the end of another week — grab a coffee/tea/beer/wine and end your week with a quick recap of Sleep Science News!  The new teaching semester has just started. Remote education rapidly spread worldwide in the last year and became the norm. The ESRS is following this worldwide trend and is offering a series of online e-lessons on the physiology of sleep. Moreover, this year you’ll get the opportunity to take a Somnologist’s certification exam without leaving your house. Do not miss the date and subscribe for the exam to become a certified expert in sleep medicine! The on-line application is already open on this website. On one hand, e-learning appears extremely attractive as …

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