Mexico 2024: Montserrat Concepcin Reséndiz-García and Matilde Valencia Flores | Institituo Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán

Delegate: Montserrat Concepcin Reséndiz-García and Matilde Valencia Flores

Affiliation: Institituo Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán

Short Bio: Researcher at INCMNSZ
Professor of Sleep Disorders Master.

Activity: On March 15 and 16, a diverse range of engaging initiatives were orchestrated to educate patients, healthcare professionals, and the community at large on the significance of fostering healthy sleep habits. These activities were thoughtfully designed to captivate and inform through a combination of educational diptychs, eye-catching posters, and interactive recreational sessions. Attendees were invited to participate in immersive experiences such as “Myths and Realities of Sleep,” where common misconceptions were debunked; “Your Ideal Room”, offering insights into optimizing sleep environments; and the intriguing “Deaf Sleep Lottery”, challenging perceptions and raising awareness about sleep disturbances. These dynamic endeavors aimed not only to disseminate vital information but also to inspire meaningful dialogue and promote the adoption of healthier sleep practices. This initiative was led by León, a young individual who is deaf, in collaboration with the dedicated members of the Sleep Disorders Clinic.
The “Donate a Storybook!, Donate a Dream!” campaign was launched with the noble objective of encouraging parents of deaf children to incorporate storytelling into their bedtime routine. The heartwarming practice involved parents reading stories to their children before they removed their hearing aids, fostering a comforting and positive bedtime ritual. Generously donated storybooks were collected and delivered to the “Fundación México Sin Sordera” to further support their mission.
Furthermore, a series of educational videos were created to emphasize the importance of sleep hygiene and explore the intricate link between hearing loss and quality sleep. These informative resources were tailored to suit disadvantaged communities, such as indigenous and deaf communities, encompassing Nahuatl speakers living in urban areas, individuals with hearing impairments fluent in Mexican sign language, as well as the broader hearing community. For convenient access, all these valuable videos can be accessed through the following link:
https://www.incmnsz.mx/opencms/contenido/medicina/subEpidemiologia/Neurologia/suenio/diamundialsueno2024.html

Location: Ciudad de México, México

Date of Activity: March 15 and 16,

Submitted by: Montserrat Concepción Reséndiz-Garcia and Matilde Valencia-Flores