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Adverse Effects of Sleep Deprivation ESRS Webinar – Participant Report

16 July 2021  By Diva Ferreira, MD, Head of Pulmonology Department of Centro Hospitalar do Médio Ave, Santo Tirso, Portugal Cátia Reis, PhD, CRC-W – Faculty of Human Sciences, Catholic University of Lisbon, Portugal, IMM & ISAMB – Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, CENC – Sleep Medicine Center, Lisbon, Portugal     This webinar was organized by the ESRS on June 9, 2021, as a virtual event. The event started at 10:00 CEST having as Chair of the session Dr. Marta Gonçalves, member of the Sleep Medicine Committee of the ESRS and Coordinator of the European Project Wake-up Bus, a project focused on raising awareness among the general public of the importance of sleepiness as one of the main causes of …

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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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