On behalf of the Egyptian Scientific Society for Sleep Medicine and Research, I am submitting our main activities to raise awareness among the Egyptian population about sleep related disorders on the occasion of the world sleep day March 14, 2014.
First, we succeeded to launch the Egyptian Scientific Society for Sleep Medicine and Research (www.egyptsleep.com) on the 14th of March, 2014. Our goal is to set the scientific basis to promote education and research in sleep disorders in Egypt, identifying accurately their impact and their socioeconomic burden on the Egyptian population. We hope to be able to organize our first congress before the end of this year.
On the other hand, two different press releases on Al Ahram newspaper (the most widely read newspaper in Egypt), shed the light on the physiology of the sleep, the importance of sleep hygiene and the measures taken to diagnose and treat the various sleep disorders among adults and children.
Lastly a media release that appeared on Abu Dhabi TV and was addressed to the Arab public covered our recent activities and during which we focused our attention on WASM slogan for 2014: restful sleep, easy breathing and healthy body , spreading knowledge about sleep disorders and empowering the public to seek medical advice regarding sleep complaints.