March 23, 2018

Wake up — it’s Sleep Day

By Karl Oestreich

by Anne Halliwell

Dr. Michael Silber, a professor of neurology at Mayo Clinic in the Center for Sleep Medicine, is slated to speak about sleep deprivation and Logo for Post-Bulletin newspaperdisorders — which are more common than you think. “Sleep deprivation is a major epidemic,” Silber said. “It’s not a good thing if you’re sleepy all day. One should ask why.”

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Context:  Michael Silber, M.B., Ch.B. is a Mayo Clinic neurologist and pulmonologist. Dr. Silber's current research interests include:

  • Epidemiology and pathogenesis of narcolepsy with special reference to the hypocretin system.
  • Relationship of REM sleep behavior disorder to neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Drug management and predisposing factors related to restless legs syndrome.
  • Other parasomnias including nocturnal hallucinations.

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in sleep disorders evaluate and treat adults and children in the Center for Sleep Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. The Center for Sleep Medicine is one of the largest sleep medicine facilities in the United States. Staff in the center treats about 6,500 new people who have sleep disorders each year. The Center for Sleep Medicine is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in sleep medicine, including doctors trained in lung and breathing conditions (pulmonologists), brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists), and mental health conditions (psychiatrists), have expertise and experience diagnosing and treating people with sleep disorders. Sleep specialists are involved in every stage of your sleep evaluation, from the initial examination, through comprehensive testing and therapy, to follow-up care.

Contact:  Emily Blahnik

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