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US returned Powai doctors spread awareness on Sleep Disorders

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85562063Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together,” quotes Thomas Dekker.

Over the last 25 years, the knowledge about sleep disorders has increased exponentially. In developed countries, sleep disorders is now a well established specialty. Sleep disorders contribute to mistakes or unfulfilled potential at school/ college or on the job and strained relationships at home!In fact, sleeplessness has been found to be a significant predictor of absenteeism.Sleep is not merely a time out from our busy routine. There are 85 different sleep disorders known so far.

{To know more check out this video with Dr.Abhijit Deshpande and Dr. Prajakta Deshpande talking about sleep disorders and why there is a need for more awareness.)

Some of them could be silent killers, since the person concerned, is sleeping through it all! It has been shown that risk of heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes increases several fold with sleep disorders.

India is seen globally as a ‘young’ country with the largest pool of youth. There is increased stress and performance demand on our generation than ever before. Alarming news regarding increased incidence of heart attacks and diabetes is highlighted in newspapers daily. Unrecognized sleep disorders play a significant role.

Institute of Sleep Medicine has a set goal. This institute is dedicated to improvement of public health and safety by achieving public understanding of sleep and sleep related disorders.

Aims:

Education of general public and medical personnel

Research about sleep disorders specific to Indian scenario

Diagnostic and treatment centers for all 85 sleep disorders so far

How?

This Herculean task is possible only by starting a social movement.

It is necessary to build a team of interested people who will participate in spreading the knowledge, identifying at risk populations, get involved in research activities, creation of educational materials, media coverage and much more……

Coordinators:

Dr. Abhijit Deshpande, MD

He has an extensive experience in treating sleep disorders for the last 10 years. He is US Board Certified in this specialty and has Sleep disorders centers in USA.

Website: http://www.yakimasleepcenter.com

Dr. Prajakta Deshpande, MD

She has been a faculty at the University of Washington. She is Board Certified in multiple specialties. She has extensive clinical experience of treating all age groups.

Interested in more information about sleep disorders?

Do you want to get involved with the team?

This is work in progress; please continue to follow for updates.

Please contact at abhijitd@yakimasleepcenter.com

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