Delegate: Denitsa Todorova
Affiliation: TED BED EAD
Activity: On the occasion of the World Day of Sleep, TED BED launched an awareness campaign in Plovdiv regarding the importance of sleep and its benefits. The event has a social orientation, the purpose of which is to inform the citizens about the symptoms of sleep disorders and sleep deprivation, ways of diagnosis and treatment, as well as to provide useful practices and advice from the fields of yoga, aromatherapy and medicine. Co-organizer of the “Sleep Week” event is Medical University – Plovdiv, as well as the specialized laboratory for sleep research at UMBAL “St. George” Somnolog.
March 15 (Wednesday)
Assoc. Dr. K. Terziyski, MD, specialist pathophysiologist, certified somnologist, Associate Professor at the Department of Pathophysiology at the Medical University of Plovdiv
Dr. Yanakiev, orthopedic specialist and traumatologist, head of the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology at Medline Hospital
March 16 (Thursday)
Dr. Elena Chapalova, child sleep consultant
Dr. A. Draganova, DM, certified somnologist; Ch. assistant at the Department of Pathophysiology at the Medical University of Plovdiv
March 17 (Friday)
Dr. T. Georgiev, assistant at the Department of Pathophysiology
Denitsa Mitreva, yoga instructor
March 18 (Saturday)
7. 12:30 What is “healthy sleep?” (definition of healthy sleep and what we need to consider if we want to achieve it)
Dr. Petar Chipev
8. 12:45 If you cant measure it, you cant improve it: How we study sleep and how it helps us improve it
Dr. Philip Alexiev
9. 13:00 Healthy sleep – healthy body: Recommendations on how to improve our sleep by following simple rules of sleep and wakefulness.
Dr. Petar Chipev, specialist in respiratory medicine and sleep medicine, European somnologist
Marta Dzhambazova, essential oils specialist
The entrance was free of charge. Visitors were able to hear and discuss with the sleep experts the three topics presented.
In addition, Dr. Todor Georgiev presented a lecture to the medical students at MU Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The talk was organized by the Student Council at MU Plovdiv and briefly informed the medical students about Sleep medicine, major symptoms of the most common sleep disturbances, adverse health effects and the routine tests used when assessing sleep disorders. More than 100 students attended this event. This activity aimed to raise awareness regarding sleep disorders and stimulate the students to widen their scope of differential diagnosis.
Date of Activity: 15-18. 3. 2023
Submitted by: Denitsa Todorova