Sleep and physical health during childhood

Furthermore, important links between sleep and a variety physical health outcomes during childhood have been recently examine. Boto, L. R., Crispim, N. J., Saraiva de Melo, I., Juvandes, C., Rodrigues, T., Azeredo, P., Ferreira R. (2012). Sleep deprivation and accidental fall risk in children. Sleep Medicine 13, 88–95.Boto and colleagues (2012) investigated the relationship between…

2016 CSS Awards Competition

The 2016 competition for the best abstract by a CSS Trainee is now open. Additionally, we are pleased to introduce the CSS Technologist Service Award. Both awards feature a $300 prize with an application deadline of April 15th, 2016. Winners will be notified by May 15th, 2016, and awards will be presented at the CSS…

Position statement: Pediatric Sleep

On May 4th 2012, a CIHR-funded workshop entitled “Stop Dreaming! Integrating Pediatric Sleep into the Health and the Education Systems – Reasons, Barriers, and Facilitators” was held at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Subsequent to the workshop, the position statement was developed though the integration of input from workshop speakers and attendees. This Position Statement…

Fall 2015 Edition of Vigilance: In French & English!

The Fall 2015 Edition of Vigilance: The Official Newsletter of the Canadian Sleep Society is now available! Be sure to distrubute to your colleagues, staff, students and trainees! IN THIS EDITION: Toronto 2015 Conference restrospective and conference abstracts! Vigilance is available in both French and English. Download now. Click here to browse the Vigilance archives.

Joint NIA-AGS Conference on Sleep: Application Now Available

“Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Aging: New Avenues for Improving Brain Health, Physical Health, and Functioning”—the second in a three-part series of U13 Bedside-to-Bench Conferences—will be held October 4-6 in Bethesda, MD. Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the American Geriatrics Society, the conference will provide attendees across multiple disciplines with opportunities to learn about…

Why we and other living things sleep

“Thought Exchange” lecture series Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 120 mins  Toronto Reference Library Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium The human brain is the most complex known machine in the universe, yet it shuts itself off from the outside world each and every day, for hours on end. Why? This talk identifies why rest and sleep…

Sleepwell NS

The CSS would like to share with you the launch of a new website: Sleepwell Nova Scotia The Sleepwell Nova Scotia website was released on November 20, 2014 to the public. The goal is to make it easy for people to not only learn about cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBTI) as a treatment option…

Call for symposium – CSS Toronto 2015

The Canadian Sleep Society (CSS) is now inviting proposals for scientific symposia for our next conference to be held in Toronto, Canada from September 25 to 27, 2015. SUBMISSION DEADLINE: for full consideration, please submit proposals by March 1st 2015. Click here for more information about symposia submission.