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Voluntary Sleep Deprivation - three nasty little words. ALL of us are probably guilty of it!

The most common cause of sleepiness in the day is inadequate sleep due to voluntary sleep deprivation. Long term sleep deprivation may have harmful effects on your body and brain. Therefore in conjunction with World Sleep Day on 16 March 2012, we encourage everyone who is routinely not getting enough sleep to sleep an hour more than usual if possible.

Switch off your mobile phone, computers or TV, tuck in early, sleep in later or take a nap in the day, and remember what it was like to enjoy good sleep and wake up feeling refreshed. From 16 to 25 March during the Singapore Sleep Awarness Week 2012, try to sleep an hour more everyday and feel the physical differences in your body.

In celebration of World Sleep Day 2012, supporters of the "Sleep An Hour More Movement" took a nap at Raffles Place on 16 March. See you at "Sleep An Hour More Movement" on Facebook!

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Combined Medical & Dental Sleep Medicine Seminar

For Medical Professionals Only | Registration Required

Date: 4th March 2012 (Sun)
Time: 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Venue: Raffles Town Club
(1 Plymouth Avenue Singapore 297753)

A seminar for medical professionals, the topics covered include:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: Diagnosis & Management by Dr Sridhar Venkateswaran, Changi General Hospital
  • Management of Paediatric Sleep Disorders by Dr Chng Seo Yi, Paediatric Respiratory Specialist
  • Restless Legs Syndrome: Diagnosis & Treatment by Dr Lim Li Ling, Singapore Neurology & Sleep Centre
  • Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea - Mandibular Advancement Splint & Surgery by Dr Poon Kee Hoon, Twin City Medical and Dental Clinic, and Dr Lye Kok Weng, National Dental Centre
Controversies In Sleep Medicine Medical Seminar

For Medical Professionals Only | Registration Required

Date: 17 March 2012
Time: 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm
Venue: Megu Event Hall @ Singapore Flyer
(30 Raffles Avenue, #02-03, Singapore Flyer, Singapore 039803)

Medical Professionals are invited to partake in this forum which will provide insights on the following topics:

  • Managing Insomnia: Appropriate Use of Sleeping Aids By Dr Lim Li Ling, Neurologist, Singapore Neurology & Sleep Centre
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia: An Evidence-Based Approach By Wong Mei Yin, Senior Psychologist, National Health Group Polyclinics
  • Panel of Experts session on "Controversies in Sleep Medicine: Prescribing Sedative Hypnotics Safely" (Panelists : Dr Lim Li Ling , Ms Wong Mei Yin and Dr Ang Yong Guan)
OPEN HOUSE by Campaign Partners

Open to Public | Registration Required

A series of talks, workshops, guided tours to Sleep Clinics – informative activities to enrich your knowledge about sleep, organised by Hospital Partners.

OPEN HOUSE @ KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH)

Date: 17 March 2012 (Sat)
Time: 10.00 am - 11.30 am
Venue: KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Women’s Tower Lecture Theatre


10.00am Welcome and Introduction.
10.05am Open Discussion with Participants on the following topics, facilitated by Dr Biju Thomas (Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine) and Ms Adeline Tan (Respiratory Technologist)
  • Sleep hygiene in children
  • Behavioural sleep problems in children
  • Parasomnias
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Morbidity related to sleep problems in children and their long term implications
    (For each topic, an introduction and overview will be provided, followed by flexible discussions based on participants' interests.)
10.45pm Demonstration of the facilities for investigation of sleep orders in children.
11.30pm End of programme.


OPEN HOUSE @ National University Hospital (NUH)

Date: 23 March 2012 (Fri)
Time: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm
Venue: NUH Main Building Level 3, DLM (Department of Lab Medicine) Lecture Theatre. Please use Lift Lobby 1.

10.30am Registration, guests to be seated by 10.45 am.
11.00am Talk on "Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea - What Do We Need to Know" by Dr Chua Ai Ping, Consultant, Division of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, University Medicine Cluster
12.00pm Lunch Break (lunch will be provided)
1.00pm Tour of NUH Sleep Lab cum "Live" Demo of Sleep Study.


OPEN HOUSE @ Singapore General Hospital (SGH)

Date: 24 March 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
Venue: Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore 169608 | Deck on 9, Block 6, Level 9
(Visitor registration is required at the Blk 7 Visitor Registration Services on the actual day)



10.00am Registration
10.30am Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: Not Just Snoring in Your Sleep by Dr Sewa Duu Wen, Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
10.50am When Sleep Just Won't Come by Dr Wong Sheau Hwa, Department of Psychiatry
11.10am Open House Activities: Have a feel of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure therapy, learn how to relax mind for better sleep and find out what a sleep study is about!
Sleep For Success Public Symposium

Open to Public | Registration Required

Date: 24 March 2012 (Sat)
Time: 1.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Date: Sheraton Towers Singapore, Ballroom 2, Level 2
(Thirty-Nine Scotts Road, Singapore 228230)

Do you know that the right amount of sleep or good sleeping habits can help you attain optimal performance at work and even at play? What are some of the sleep problems affecting good sleep?

Spend an afternoon with specialists in sleep from Gleneagles Hospital, to learn more about sleep deprivation and how it affects performance. Get your nagging sleep questions answered by our panel of sleep specialists.


1.30pm Registration & Collection of Goodie Bag, visit of sleep fair
2.00pm Welcome and Introduction "Maggie's Law and Justice Nod"
By Dr Yeo Poh Teck
Neurologist, Nerve specialist, Yeo Neurology & Clinical Neurophysiology
2.10 pm How can Sleep Deprivation affect your Health and Performance?
By Dr Lim Li Ling
Neurologist, Singapore Neurology & Sleep Centre
2.40 pm Why are you Sleepy and Snoring? How do we fix the problem?
By Dr Constance Lo
Consultant Respiratory Physician, Respiratory Medical Associates
3.10pm Coffee Break, visit of sleep fair
3.40pm Sleep and School - What's Important
By Dr Jenny Tang
Medical Director, SBCC Baby and Child Clinic, Asthma Lung Sleep and Allergy
4.00pm Q&A
5.00pm End