It is with great sadness we announce the passing of a great name in the field of sleep medicine & research: Richard P. Allen, PhD. On December 9, 2020, Richard P. Allen passed away. Dr. Allen is credited with the discovery of cyclic alternating patter and other research in sleep physiology and medicine. Dr. Allen’s family ask that memorial donations are made to both the Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation (RLSF) and International RLS Study Group (IRLSSG).

In his over 300 peer-reviewed articles, Dr. Allen was a world-renowned sleep expert on the topics of RLS and periodic limb movements (PLM). His significant contributions to the field earned him the Sleep Research Society Outstanding Sleep and Circadian Scientist Award in 2020. He was instrumental in the field. He will be missed.

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