Delegate: Prof M A Komolafe
Affiliation: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Short Bio: I am a Professor of Neurology at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile -Ife Nigeria and I head the Multidisciplinary Sleep Medicine Research team at the University.
I and other colleagues in this association have carried out public enlightenment lectures on epilepsy, stroke, and sleep disorders and headaches.
I am also working with other colleagues for the establishment of a sleep laboratory for investigation of patients with sleep disorders and to further research in various aspects Sleep Medicine such as Obstructive Sleep Apnoeas, parasonmnias , insomnias and circadian rhythm disorders.
We have also organized lectures to educate medical students, general practitioners, resident doctors and other health workers on relevant topics in Sleep Medicine.
Activity: The first activity was Radio awareness talk in Yoruba Language on the Theme of World Sleep day which held on 27th February 2022 held at Orisun 89.5 FM.
The members of the OAUTHC Sleep team ably led by Professor Mrs Komolafe visited two schools in Ile ife Osun State on the 17th March 2021. Moremi High School and Eleve Gifted Minds School to create awareness on sleep hygiene.
Moremi High school is the first secondary school within the University campus located at Road 7.
We were welcomed by the Staffs and students of the school. Dr Sanusi Ahmad gave a talk on the theme of the world sleep day. Tips for better sleep were discussed. Questions asked include the ideal number of hours to be spent sleeping, how to balance academic work and still have quality sleep.
The team moved to Eleve Gifted Mind Schools, a nursery and primary school located at Oranfe. Dr Olorunmoteni Tosin gave a talk to the school pupils on tips for better sleep. Emphasis was laid on the need to sleep well in order to grow properly, have improved cognitive function and immune system
The young pupils of the school responded with lots of questions on how to avoid “sleep stealers” like cartoons, combating the challenge of waking up early to meet up school bus, what to do to avoid nightmares. Some of them will like to be sleep ambassadors.
The visit ended with response to these questions, interactions with staffs of the school and photo session.
The team was able to convey the theme of this year world sleep day to these future leaders and we hope that a happy world and sound mind will ensue from improvement in their sleep quality as they make use of these words.
Location: Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Date of Activity: Wednesday 16th March
Submitted by: Prof MA Komolafe