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Experts to discuss sleep science and the health risks of sleep disorders in Minneapolis this June

DARIEN, Ill. Recent studies have linked sleep loss and sleep disorders to health problems such as depression, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke. The latest findings in sleep research will be presented and discussed by more than 5,000 scientists and sleep specialists when the SLEEP 2011 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC convenes at the Minneapolis Convention Center from June 13 to 15.

More than 1,000 research abstracts will be presented at SLEEP 2011. The scientific program also includes symposia, clinical workshops and discussion groups on topics ranging from neuroscience and genetics to dreams, sleep deprivation and aging. Clinical sleep specialists will discuss current practices in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders such as insomnia, narcolepsy and sleep apnea.

"Sleep has an impact on virtually every aspect of our daily lives, including our daytime alertness, job performance, mental wellness, physical health and longevity," said Dr. H. Craig Heller, chair of the APSS program committee. "The information presented during SLEEP 2011 will help the medical community promote healthy sleep habits and provide appropriate medical care for the 50 million to 70 million people in the U.S. who suffer from a chronic sleep disorder."


Contact: Emilee McStay
American Academy of Sleep Medicine

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