To grow up healthy, children need to sit less and play more

In 2019, the WHO releases new guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under 5 years of age. "Children under five must spend less time sitting watching screens, or restrained in prams and seats, get better quality sleep and have more time for active play if they are to grow up healthy" ... read more

 



Daylight Saving Time

Letter from the ESRS to the EU Commission on DST

Chronobiology studies the influence of day-night rhythms and seasonal changes in living organisms (and received the Nobel Prize 2017 for these discoveries). As experts in biological clocks and sleep, we have been following the initiative of the European Commission to abandon the annual clock-time changes in spring and autumn in the EU. We would like to emphasize that the scientific evidence presently available indicates that installing permanent Central European Time (CET, standard time or 'wintertime') is the best option for public health.   read more



 

World Sleep Day

15 March 2019 is World Sleep Day

Healthy sleep, healthy aging

Press release in Dutch

Press release in French

 

www.worldsleepday.org 

 

24 March 2018, 13:30-15:00, UNamur: Printemps des Sciences, conference by Gianni Franco:

Le sommeil et ses mystères, garant de notre qualité de vie.

 


Sleep Networking

The new BASS board has the intention to promote networking with the Belgian Sleep centers on clinical matters.

The aim is to gather as many Belgian sleep centers as possible to perform research projects of high quality, or to attract international projects in the future. Also, through a close collaboration, the influence on the organization of Sleep Medicine might increase.

 

The first project is the making of a registry on 'Central Sleep apnea' (CSA) in this networking initiative. CSA, quiet prevalent, can be divided in different types (CSA in heart failure, secondary to mediation, during CPAP, …). Recently, a lot of attention is devoted internationally to new treatments. However, in the new convention that started on 1.1.2017, CSA patients can't be treated as there is actually no reimbursement. (OAHI of > 15 /h is required).This might be a good moment to follow those patients closely.

 

 

The participating centers gather on May 24.5.2018, in Dworp. 


 

Cognitive behavorial therapy for insomnia

Partial reimbursment by CM-Ziekenfonds

 

CM wants to offer her members the possibility to be reimbursed for the 'cognitive behavorial therapy for Insomnia'. 

Sleepcenters wanting to offer this possibility to their patients, should contact griet.rummens@cm.be