Delegate: Dr. Khosro Sadeghniiat Haghighi
Affiliations: Occupational Sleep Research Center, Baharloo Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Dr. Khosro Sadeghniiat Haghighi is an occupational medicine and sleep medicine specialist completed an educational course regarding sleep medicine in University of Toronto. He promoted sleep medicine in Iran in collaboration with Iranian Sleep Medicine Society. He established first sleep clinics (Baharloo Sleep clinic and Imam Sleep Lab) and Occupational Sleep Research Center at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He is also head of Imam Hospital Complex, Tehran, Iran, and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Sleep Sciences.
Dr. khosro Sadeghniiat as a directory board member of Iranian Sleep Medicine Society (ISMC) participated in a public awareness session held by ISMC for the world sleep day 2019. He talked about the difficulties and the history of sleep medicine society through implementing path for sleep medicine throughout the country.
He also talked about role of sleep disorders in our modern society and the complications that it could impose on the society especially the productivity and road traffic accidents. In the awareness session held by the society other directory board members of the ISMC talked about role of healthy sleep in a nourishing life and importance of sleep in old age and children.
Furthermore, several topics were discussed and presented to media by sleep medicine fellows and specialists which included role of sleep apnea in health of children, role of TV and social media in sleep and health of children and teenagers, sleep hygiene and its importance in a healthy sleep and life, various treatments of sleep apnea, role of sleep apnea in our life and road traffic accidents, psychiatric health and related problems in old age, anesthesia in sleep surgery, restless legs syndrome and neurologic problems that can lead to disturbed sleep, sleep apnea and related pulmonary diseases in old age.
Dr. Sadeghniiat also talked about sleep and sleep hygiene in an educational session for high school students preparing for university entrance examination. He had several interviews with the media regarding following topics:
• Sleep hygiene and its importance in a healthy sleep and life
• Various treatments of sleep apnea
• Role of sleep apnea in our life and road traffic accidents
• Sleep apnea and related pulmonary diseases in old age
Location: Tehran, Iran
Date of Activity: March 2019
Submitted By: Dr. Arezu Najafi, Sleep and Occupational Medicine Specialist, Occupational Sleep Research Center, Baharloo Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences