Georgian Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Society

Member Since 2018

The legal status of Georgian Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Society (GSSS) is NGO. It was founded in 2007 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Current members (n=61) of the GSSS are neurologists, neurophysiologists, sleep research scientists, clinical electrophysiologists, pediatricians, psychiatrists and psychologists. Main aims of the GSSS: to raise awareness in sound sleep significance and attention to sleep problems in Georgian general population, an improvement of health and quality of life in persons with sleep complaints/problems on the basis of modern basic and clinical sleep research achievements, the distribution of the information about negative effects of poor sleep on the well-being, prevention of sleep disorders by the diagnostic, management, education and establishing healthy life style, to organize teaching and training courses in the field of Sleep Medicine through the assistance of leading professional sleep societies.

Activities and Accomplishments

In 2008, GSSS published two education booklets concerning sleep disorders and sleep diary for the first time in Georgian language. In 2010, GSSS organized and held 1st GSSS-ESRS training Course on Sleep Disorders in Tbilisi, Georgia, under the support of the European Sleep Research Society. In During 2009-2018 GSSS took a part in the Georgian Government Program ‘Child Care’ studying the prevalence sleep complaints and sleep-related problems in Georgian children aged 1-6 years through adapted Parents’ Sleep Questionnaire. During 2011-2012, GSSS carried out questionnaire study on sleep complaints in Georgian sportsmen. During 2011-2014 the GSSS performed scientific project ”Epidemiology and risk factors of pharmacoresistant epilepsy in Georgia” granted from Shota Rustaveli Foundation. In 2013, for the first time in Georgia, there was celebrated World Sleep Day organized by the GSSS. In 2015, GSSS organized the meeting ”Public Lectures – Sleep Significance for Physical and Mental Health and Sleep disorders” for medical personnel in the Institute of Neurology and Neuropsychology. In 2017, under the support of the GSSS, a special lecture about sleep science and sleep medicine updates was given to the students of Medical Faculty of Caucasus International University (Tbilisi, Georgia). Present activities of the GSSS are associated to the investigation of sleep schedule and habits and sleep disorders among the medical students in Caucasus International University (Tbilisi, Georgia). The members of the GSSS are regularly involved in different International scientific events concerning sleep and sleep disorders. The GSSS was an associated member of the WASM.