About Sleep Disorders
Sleep is a vital function essential for health because it allows the body to recover mentally and physically. Sleep disorders significantly affect the health and quality of life of people, causing alterations in cognitive function, memory loss, changes in behavior and problems in different organs of the human body. In this way, people with sleep disorders may have cardio-cerebrovascular diseases, metabolic diseases, alterations of the immune system and increased risk of death in the most severe cases.
Among sleep disorders, sleep apnea is one of the most frequent, to such an extent that it is currently a serious public health problem, due not only to its prevalence, but also to the consequences of sleep apnea on health of people. The prevalence of sleep apnea in children is 2 to 8%, according to race and is more frequent in children from 2 to 6 years. In adults the incidence of sleep apnea increases with age and aggravates some pre-existing diseases increasing mortality. This respiratory sleep disorder is responsible for millions and billions of dollars in direct costs (for traffic accidents) and indirect costs (for medical conditions) in different countries of the world.
What sleep apnea is, how it is classified, how it is diagnosed, what factors can cause it and what are its consequences?
Scroll down to our blog posts and you will find all those answers including researches done in apnea and sleep disorders as well as the impact of these investigations. We hope that this website able to give you a brief introduction to the knowledge of sleep disorders and will be of interest and useful to you.
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Sleep Disorder Society Malaysia – a non-profit NGO established with a vision, mission and values to promote all aspects of sleep medicine and sleep research focusing on sleep disorders while committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do.
While we take into account the growing demand of sleep-care resources, we’re committed to provide high-quality training and education as well as the dissemination of information to our society includes advocating for healthcare policy that increases access and affordability. Our executive committee includes skilled and experienced physicians representing a wide range of medical specialties with a common interest in sleep area who are dedicated and committed to help providing all members the best continuous education you need.
The SDSM is already a key player for sleep disorders awareness through our annual SLEEP conference and regional roadshow namely “Introduction to Sleep Medicine” (ISM). We have successfully brought sleep screening and services to many in the community who would not otherwise have such awareness.
As the current elect President for 2017/2019 Office bearer, I am looking forward to seeing you as a member of this Society grow and develop into outstanding person that exhibits a high level of care, concern and compassion for others. I am incredibly excited about our journey and truly believe the best of healthcare are yet to come.
I hope that you will find your membership with us to be rewarding, challenging and meaningful!
Dr. Rusdi Abdul Rashid
University of Malaya Centre for Addiction Study (UMCAS)
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What Is Sleep Disorder? A sleep disorder, or somnopathy, is a medical disorder of the sleep patterns of a person or animal. Some sleep disorders are serious enough to interfere with normal physical, mental and emotional functioning. Polysomnography is a test commonly...
SLEEP DISORDER SOCIETY MALAYSIA
Discipline of Respiratory & Sleep Medicine
UiTM Medical Specialist Centre (PPUiTM)
Jalan Hospital, 47000 Sungai Buloh
010 – 239 7376