About The Organiser: Singapore Sleep Society

Formed in year 2002, the Singapore Sleep Society (SSS) is an independent non-profit organization, dedicated to promoting awareness, understanding and research in the field of sleep medicine in Singapore.

The activities of the SSS are funded by donations from corporate sponsors, grants from foundations and individual voluntary contributions. Throughout the year, educational programmes are offered to medical professionals and members of the public. These activities have included seminars on common sleep problems like obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, public health forums on insomnia, radio talk shows and regular lectures in sleep medicine given by invited experts. The SSS aim to raise the awareness of the importance of sleep to health through educational activities, and the Singapore Sleep Awareness Week 2010 is part of that effort to bring awareness to a higher level.

Through the SSS, Singaporeans can learn to recognize sleep problems and seek medical attention when needed from the many Sleep Disorders Clinics in public and private hospitals. Medical professionals can learn to diagnose and manage common sleep disorders effectively. SSS members are actively involved in research activities with the goal of enhancing our understanding of the epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. Currently SSS has about 70 individual members, comprising physicians, PSG technologists, respiratory therapists and research scientists. The administrative office is located at the Sleep Disorders Unit, Singapore General Hospital.


About the World Sleep Day

World Sleep Day is an international annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. It aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders.

The first World Sleep Day was launched on March 14th 2008.