The Swiss Sleep Day 2017

Did you know ?

The CENAS sleep center organized the first Swiss edition of Sleep Day, on Saturday, March 18, 2017. During this 2017 edition, the theme of sleep apnea syndrome will be highlighted. This event will enable the general public to test their risk of suffering from sleep apnea and get direct advice from an expert.

Why is Swiss Sleep Day so important?

By the age of 75, man will have spent 25 years asleep – a third of his life. That may sound like a lot, but that’s exactly what sleep represents in our lives. It’s the only way to recover our physical and mental capacities. The consequences of poor sleep quality on health can be wide-ranging: weight gain, diabetes, increased pain, depression, worsening of respiratory and cardiovascular disorders, falling asleep at the wheel or at work, reduced performance, relationship difficulties, etc.

The objectives of Swiss Sleep Day are to :

  • Promote the detection of sleep disorders and remind people that care structures exist when sleep becomes pathological
  • Inform and raise public awareness of the key role of sleep
  • Increase recognition of sleep disorders as a public health issue.

The first edition in 2017: sleep apnea

Sleep Day is a worldwide event designed to raise public awareness of the importance of sleep. This year, Cenas will be organizing the first Swiss edition, with the aim of raising public awareness of the symptoms of sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea syndrome is a common but under-diagnosed condition. On average, it affects one man in two over the age of 40. It involves repeated pauses in breathing during the night, causing “micro-awakenings” and impairing sleep quality. Most of the time, sleep apnea sufferers are unaware of these breathing pauses. However, they may experience symptoms such as waking headaches, drowsiness or excessive irritability.

March 18, 2017, come and test your risk of suffering from sleep apnea

During this first edition, two stands will be set up in Geneva to help people assess their risk of suffering from sleep apnea:

  • On the Uni Mail entrance esplanade: from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Place du Molard: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Visitors will be able to take the Lausanne NoSAS Score test directly on site, and obtain personalized advice from Cenas experts.

In the event of a high score, they will be able to guide you and explain the steps to follow.