April 2021 Newsletter

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14th Annual Educational Symposium


The 14th Annual Educational Symposium will be held on October 1-2, 2021, at the Courtyard Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station.  We hope to see you there!

Registration is open!  Early bird registration ends July 1, 2021.  Register today and save!

Membership Benefits Include:

  • Education events in sleep medicine
  • Contact listings with other sleep professionals
  • Local networking opportunities
  • Shared insights into sleep legislation and legislative advocacy
  • CSS Newsletter and opinion pieces
  • Discount on CSS annual meeting
  • Ability to place ads or publish articles in Newsletter
  • Listing in California membership directory

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Irregular Sleep Pattern and Mood

By: Joshua Roland, MD, FAASM

It is fairly intuitive that mood and sleep have a bidirectional relationship.  When we sleep poorly, we are more likely to not be in our best disposition and have a compromised emotional threshold the following day.  We also know anxiety, stress, and depression can contribute to having a more difficult time sleeping.  The literature has by in large supported this, and it is not a huge surprise that more data is coming out validating and defining the relationship between sleep and mood.

Director’s Corner

This month we feature both Rafael Pelayo, MD and Edwin M. Valladares, MS, RPSGT.  Please listen here:  Rafael Pelayo, MD and Edwin M. Valladares, MS, RPSGT.