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WSS Announcement

World Sleep Federation (WSF) and World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) have collaborated to found the World Sleep Society representing both individual sleep professionals and sleep societies.  WSF and WASM will merge into one organization serving individual and society members.   Mission Statement:  The goal and purpose of the World Sleep Society is to advance knowledge about…

CSCN Travel Awards, Due Feb 15 2016

CIHR-Funded Community Development Program: Mobilizing the Healthcare Community Towards an Integrated Approach to Improving Outcomes of Patients with Sleep Disorders – Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network (CSCN) The objective of the CSCN Travel Awards is to recognize an outstanding Canadian research contribution made by students and postdoctoral fellows in the field of sleep/rhythms research. Note…

Sleep and daytime functioning (cognition, behaviour) in healthy school-aged children and adolescents

Several recent publications have supported the assertion that sleep significantly impacts children’s daytime cognitive and behavioural functioning. Astill, R. G., Van der Heijden, K. B., Van IJzendoorn, M. H., & Van Someren, E. J. W. (2012). Sleep, cognition, and behavioral problems in school-age children: A century of research meta-analyzed. Psychological Bulletin. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/a0028204…

Sleep and physical health during childhood

Furthermore, important links between sleep and a variety physical health outcomes during childhood have been recently examine. Boto, L. R., Crispim, N. J., Saraiva de Melo, I., Juvandes, C., Rodrigues, T., Azeredo, P., Ferreira R. (2012). Sleep deprivation and accidental fall risk in children. Sleep Medicine 13, 88–95.Boto and colleagues (2012) investigated the relationship between…