Journal of Sleep Research

Catalogue of knowledge and skills for sleep medicine

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Regular Research Paper

Catalogue of knowledge and skills for sleep medicine
Thomas Penzel, Dirk Pevernagie, Zoran Dogas, Ludger Grote, Simone de Lacy, Andrea Rodenbeck, Claudio Bassetti, Søren Berg, Fabio Cirignotta, Marie-Pia d'Ortho, Diego Garcia-Borreguero, Patrick Levy, Lino Nobili, Teresa Paiva, Philippe Peigneux, Thomas Pollm[a WITH DIAERESIS]cher, Dieter Riemann, Debra J. Skene, Marco Zucconi and Colin Espie, For The Sleep Medicine Committee and The European Sleep Research Society
Article first published online: 7 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12095

December 2014, Vol. 23, Issue 6


Daily variations in sleep: associated genes and effects on affect
Derk-Jan Dijk
© 2014 European Sleep Research Society, J. Sleep Res., 23, 607-608

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Issue Information (pages i–ii)
Article first published online: 27 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12094


Daily variations in sleep: associated genes and effects on affect (pages 607–608)
Derk-Jan Dijk
Article first published online: 27 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12268

GWAS and sleep

Genome-wide association study of sleep duration in the Finnish population (pages 609–618)
Hanna M. Ollila, Johannes Kettunen, Olli Pietil[a WITH DIAERESIS]inen, Vilma Aho, Kaisa Silander, Erkki Kronholm, Markus Perola, Jari Lahti, Katri R[a WITH DIAERESIS]ikkönen, Elisabeth Widen, Aarno Palotie, Johan G. Eriksson, Timo Partonen, Jaakko Kaprio, Veikko Salomaa, Olli Raitakari, Terho Lehtim[a WITH DIAERESIS]ki, Mikael Sallinen, Mikko H[a WITH DIAERESIS]rm[a WITH DIAERESIS], Tarja Porkka-Heiskanen and Tiina Paunio
Article first published online: 11 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12175

Sleep in a diurnal monkey

Sleep electroencephalographic characteristics of the Cynomolgus monkey measured by telemetry (pages 619–627)
Adeline Rachalski, Simon Authier, Leanne Bassett, Mylène Pouliot, Gaétan Tremblay and Valérie Mongrain
Article first published online: 11 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12189

Open access sleep data

Montreal Archive of Sleep Studies: an open-access resource for instrument benchmarking and exploratory research (pages 628–635)
Christian O'Reilly, Nadia Gosselin, Julie Carrier and Tore Nielsen
Article first published online: 9 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12169

Empathy and sleep

The interplay between daily affect and sleep: a 2-week study of young women (pages 636–645)
David A. Kalmbach, Vivek Pillai, Thomas Roth and Christopher L. Drake
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12190

Emotional working memory and sleep

Emotional working memory during sustained wakefulness (pages 646–656)
Daniela Tempesta, Luigi De Gennaro, Fabio Presaghi and Michele Ferrara
Article first published online: 6 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12170

Empathy and sleep

The effects of sleep deprivation on emotional empathy (pages 657–663)
Veronica Guadagni, Ford Burles, Michele Ferrara and Giuseppe Iaria
Article first published online: 13 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12192

Depression and sleep

Examining the effects of sleep delay on depressed males and females and healthy controls (pages 664–672)
Jennifer R. Goldschmied, Philip Cheng, Roseanne Armitage and Patricia J. Deldin
Article first published online: 2 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12174

Self-awakening and alertness

Self-awakening improves alertness in the morning and during the day after partial sleep deprivation (pages 673–680)
Hiroki Ikeda, Tomohide Kubo, Kenichi Kuriyama and Masaya Takahashi
Article first published online: 11 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12176

Vulnerability to stress and insomnia

The role of vulnerability in stress-related insomnia, social support and coping styles on incidence and persistence of insomnia (pages 681–688)
Denise C. Jarrin, Ivy Y. Chen, Hans Ivers and Charles M. Morin
Article first published online: 7 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12172

Sleep apnea and driving

Driving habits and risk factors for traffic accidents among sleep apnea patients – a European multi-centre cohort study (pages 689–699)
Mahssa Karimi, Jan Hedner, Carolina Lombardi, Walter T. Mcnicholas, Thomas Penzel, Renata L. Riha, Daniel Rodenstein, Ludger Grote and on behalf of the Esada Study Group
Article first published online: 7 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12171

Sleep apnea and arterial stiffness

Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with increased arterial stiffness in severe obesity (pages 700–708)
Ian W. Seetho, Robert J. Parker, Sonya Craig, Nick Duffy, Kevin J. Hardy and John P. H. Wilding
Article first published online: 15 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12156

Mandible behaviour

Mandible behaviour interpretation during wakefulness, sleep and sleep-disordered breathing (pages 709–716)
Gisèle Maury, Frédéric Senny, Laurent Cambron, Adelin Albert, Laurence Seidel and Robert Poirrier
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12180

Shiftwork and C-reactive protein

Overall sleep status and high sensitivity C-reactive protein: a prospective study in Japanese factory workers (pages 717–727)
Koshi Nakamura, Masaru Sakurai, Katsuyuki Miura, Yuko Morikawa, Shin-Ya Nagasawa, Masao Ishizaki, Teruhiko Kido, Yuchi Naruse, Motoko Nakashima, Kazuhiro Nogawa, Yasushi Suwazono and Hideaki Nakagawa
Article first published online: 2 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12182

Letters to the Editor

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Publications selected from European Sleep Laboratories

The list derived from Pubmed considers articles from European Sleep Laboratories containing the term "sleep" in the title.
(Last update: 18 December 2014).

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White Paper "Sleepiness at the Wheel"

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Preface: Manuel Valls, French Minsiter of Interior Affairs

Authors/ Panel of European Sleep Experts:
Torbjorn Akerstedt, Claudio Bassetti, Fabio Cirignotta, Diego García-Borreguero, Marta Gonçalves, Jim Horne, Damien Léger, Markku Partinen, Thomas Penzel, Pierre Philip, Joris C. Verster.

The book was published in 2013 in cooperation with the French Motorway Companies (ASFA) and the National Institute of Sleep and Vigilance (INSV).


ESRS 40th Anniversary Book

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European Sleep Research Society (1972 – 2012)
40th Anniversary of the ESRS
Editor: Claudio L. Bassetti
Co-Editors: Brigitte Knobl, Hartmut Schulz
Regensburg, Bern, 2012

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The print version can be ordered from Mrs. Maria Wiechmann ( for a fee of € 35,00.


ESRS 40th Anniversary Web Gallery

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Werner P. Koella, ESRS Founding President

Season's Greetings

The ESRS Board cordially thanks all ESRS and ANSS members for their collaboration and support throughout 2014 and wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2015!
We look forward to seeing you at the Sleep and Breathing Conference in Barcelona and the Worldsleep 2015 Congress in Istanbul.

Sleep Medicine Textbook    Buy now >>

Claudio Bassetti, Zoran Dogas, Philippe Peigneux

European Sleep Research Society (ESRS)

ESRS Examination in Sleep Medicine 2015

Date: 15 April 2015
Venue: Sleep & Breathing Congress, Barcelona, Spain
Applications will be accepted from 1 October - 31 December 2014

Application instructions:
4th ESRS Examination in Sleep Medicine
2nd ESRS Technologist Examination in Sleep Medicine

Certification 2014:
Certified Expert Somnologists 2014
Certified Expert Technologists 2014

European Sleep Research Laboratories and Travel Grants

Application deadline for ESRS Travel Grants 2015: 31 December 2014

Publications selected from European Sleep Laboratories

The list derived from Pubmed considers articles from European Sleep Laboratories containing the term "sleep" in the title. (Last update: 18 December 2014).

Selected publication of the week:

Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2014 Oct;1(10):765-777. Epub 2014 Oct 14.

Baclofen facilitates sleep, neuroplasticity, and recovery after stroke in rats.

Hodor APalchykova SBaracchi FNoain DBassetti CL. 

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EU Directive on Driving and OSAS

The Commission Directive 2014/85/EU amending Directive 2006/126/EC on driving licences has been adopted. Introducing OSAS in the Annex of fitness to drive, this directive represents a major step forward in the official recognition of sleep disorders as a major factor in driving safety.

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ESRS and FENS Society Membership

The ESRS joined the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) as monodisciplinary society member. ESRS members thus profit from multiple benefits. Login details to the FENS website were distributed by FENS to ESRS members on 23 December 2013.

Cick here to read more about complementary FENS membership.

Benefits & Services

Membership of FENS invites you to:

  • register at reduced rates at the FENS Forum
  • access the official FENS journal, European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN), free of charge
  • receive the FENS e-mailings (Job Market, EJN table of contents etc.) regularly

ESRS Wake-Up Bus Project

The bus project aims at raising awareness among general public of the importance of sleepiness as one of the main causes of road accidents. An awareness campaign will be run by the National Sleep Society of each country visited by the bus.
ESRS Press Release & Review
Presentations held at EU Parliament
Brochures | Bus route |
Photo gallery
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Joint Campaigns: Estonia | Sweden

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Wake-Up Bus starting in Oporto, Portugal, 3 October 2013

The bus left Oporto on 3rd October and the journey ended with a meeting at the EU Parliament in Brussels held on 15 October in which the EU Parliamentarians were addressed by ESRS officers, ANSS members, and a panel of experts about “sleepiness at the wheel”- related issues.

Core Activities of the Project:

  1. European awareness campaign about sleepiness at the wheel. A Wake-up bus will run through Europe starting in Portugal and ending in Brussels. An awareness campaign will be run by the National Sleep Society of each country visited by the Wake-up bus (Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain) and of several countries (Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia, Sweden) that cannot be reached by the bus due to time limitation.
  2. European sleep study on “Sleepiness and Accidents”. An online questionnaire has been made available by the NSS of 20 European countries. The results will be presented and discussed at the final symposium (see point 4).
  3. Creation of an ESRS expert panel on “Sleep and Driving” which performs a state of the art review and an proposal for an action plan to be delivered to EU official
  4. A one-day symposium at the EU Parliament in Brussels as the final “highlight” of the campaign

Project group:

  • Marta Goncalves, Project Coordinator, Member Executive Committee ANSS and EU Committee, ESRS
  • Ludger Grote, Chair Executive Committee Assembly of National Sleep Societies, ESRS
  • Roberto Amici, Chair EU Committee, ESRS
  • Philippe Peigneux, President of the ESRS


The Wake-Up Bus Project


Meeting and presentation at EU Parliament, Brussels, Belgium, 15-Oct-2013

Best Practice Example
The ESRS Wake-Up bus drivers were assessed by polysomnography (PSG) before the journey, a preventive measure that should be applied to all professional drivers.

[The PSG was made pro-bono at the Hospital Cuf Porto.]

Networking to Understand Sleep Functions and Dysfunctions

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The European Basic and Clinical Sleep Research Towards Horizon 2020

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ESRS Corporate Membership

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The Corporate Membership offers the opportunity to become a member of the ESRS.

As an ESRS corporate member you join the mutual efforts of ESRS members to promote all aspects of research on sleep and related areas to improve the care for patients with sleep disorders and to facilitate the dissemination of information regarding sleep research and sleep medicine.

Have a look at the many benefits you get by becoming ESRS corporate member by clicking on the link to the brochure.


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Upcoming ESRS events

  • 2015 Apr 16 – Apr 18
    Barcelona Spain

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    Sleep and Breathing

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    The third international conference organised by the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS)

  • 2015 Oct 31 – Nov 3
    Istanbul Turkey

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    Worldsleep 2015 - 7th World Congress of the World Sleep Federation

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