Portugal 2024: Leonor C. Gonçalves Miranda | School of Health, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal

Delegate: Leonor C. Gonçalves Miranda

Affiliation: School of Health, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal

Short Bio: adjunct professor in the area of Occupational Therapy at the Escola Superior de Saúde do Politecnico do Porto

Activity: Activities to promote sleep literacy and health education aimed at sleep hygiene.

Sending information leaflets on sleep, circadian rhythms and sleep hygiene via email or social networks to different types of schools, student associations, ESS Porto collaboration sites and their clinical education monitors, training centers of different hospitals without a sleep specialty and clinics.

Conducting therapeutic education sessions in person or online, suitable for different age groups (children, adolescents, adults, older adults, the elderly) and aimed at different target populations: health professionals (OT, physiotherapists, nurses, speech therapists), teaching professionals (kindergarten teachers, elementary school teachers, secondary school teachers, higher education teachers, clinical education monitors), clinically diagnosed or institutionalized population (CVD, Diabetes, rheumatic pathology, musculoskeletal pathology, psychiatric diagnoses) and the general population.

Several institutions are being asked about their interest in hosting a free, non-profit 40-minute, 30-minute, 20-minute or 10-minute session on the importance of sleep (benefits, impact of sleep deprivation and/or fragmentation, sleep hygiene). Sign up at the link to schedule the session (student collaboration).

Most sleep-related information can be found on the following websites:

https://sleepeducation.org/healthy-sleep/healthy-sleep-habits/
https://worldsleepday.org/start-your-day-with-good-quality-sleep
https://worldsleepday.org/toolkit#logo
Link para cronotipo https://chronotype-self-test.info/index.php/514565?lang=en
https://enlightenyourclock.org/
https://apsono.com/pt/
https://spmev.org.pt/saude_sono.php
https://querodormir.pt/

In addition, the following resources will be used:

-online daytime sleepiness calculator https://querodormir.pt/questionario/
– Weinzaepflen, C., Spitschan, M., Pinto, J., & Lima, R. C. (2021, October 13). Enlighten your clock: How your body tells time (C. Weinzaepflen, Illus.; J. Pinto & R. C. Lima, Transl.). DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/ J539Z

We hope to help promote sleep literacy and sleep hygiene.

Location: Porto

Date of Activity: March to July and September to October

Submitted by: Leonor C. Gonçalves Miranda