May 2021 Newsletter

Thrive with California Sleep Society membership collaboration or simply Survive

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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A Brief Overview on Sleep Health and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

By: Robyn Woidtke, RN, RPSGT

Why should we care about and recognize polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in sleep health?  This “very” brief overview is aimed to answer some of those questions.  Additionally, an objective would be to create an interest in reaching out to our gynecological colleagues with regards to this issue, if same is not already being done. There is a clinical recognition gap–that woman with PCOS are at a higher risk of sleep problems and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which provides the sleep community with an opportunity improve this clinical disparity.

President’s Corner

Rafael Pelayo, MD recently did a TEDx Marin talk.  Check it out!