In The News

Update on the withdrawal of Philips Respironics machines in the US and advice for UK clinicians.

Sleep Apnoea Events - The Sleep Apnoea Trust (

What's On

Find here a selection of sleep related events and courses. 

Do you have an event or training you would like us to share with BSS members? Let us know at

20th March - Understanding Narcolepsy webinar (registration now open:

22nd March - Polygraphy course (Online and free to attend)

17th April: Clinical cases of Insomnia webinar (registration now open:

ACT for Insomnia and Sleep Difficulties - online- 24/25th April 

26th - 28th April - IPSA conference (Registration now open:

29th - 30th April - Polysomnography Course

21st May - Sleep and ADHD - Royal Society of Medicine 

22nd May - Clinical cases of parasomnia (Registration now open:

21st June - Dream Symposium - A Synergy of Science & Mystery 

18th-20th October - International sleep tech conference (I've attached the save the date for this) 

Venue: Valmontone, Italy

Our full webinar schedule is now available here: So it might be worth leaving a QR code to them all rather than listing them individually? 

Publication Review

This Hoot edition, we are showcasing a few great publications from our British Sleep Society trustees. 

Have you published an article lately? Let us know at


1: Salwen-Deremer JK, Reid MJ, Westvold SJ, Siegel CA, Smith MT. People with IBD

evidence more microarousals during sleep architecture assessments. BMJ Open

Gastroenterol. 2023 Dec 28;10(1):e001249. doi: 10.1136/bmjgast-2023-001249.

PMID: 38154825; PMCID: PMC10759128.



2: Read N, Jennings C, Hare A. Obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome.

Emerg Top Life Sci. 2023 Dec 22;7(5):467-476. doi: 10.1042/ETLS20180939. PMID:



3: Miller MA, Howarth NE. Sleep and cardiovascular disease. Emerg Top Life Sci.

2023 Dec 22;7(5):457-466. doi: 10.1042/ETLS20230111. PMID: 38084859; PMCID:




4: Reid MJ, Quigg M, Finan PH. Sleep-EEG in comorbid pain and insomnia:

implications for the treatment of pain disorders. Pain Rep. 2023 Oct

24;8(6):e1101. doi: 10.1097/PR9.0000000000001101. PMID: 37899939; PMCID:




5: Miller MA. Time for bed: diet, sleep and obesity in children and adults. Proc

Nutr Soc. 2023 Nov 28:1-8. doi: 10.1017/S0029665123004846. Epub ahead of print.

PMID: 38012858.



6: Rogers E, Gresswell M, Durrant S. The relationship between sleep and

suicidality in schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders: A

systematic review. Schizophr Res. 2023 Nov;261:291-303. doi:

10.1016/j.schres.2023.10.010. Epub 2023 Oct 23. PMID: 37879227.



Publication Review

Within each Hoot edition, we will feature a few resources that may be helpful to you or your patients. These may be a patient information leaflet, a learning resource, a podcast or something else!


Do you have a great resource that you repeatedly reach for? Maybe you would like to share something you have created? Let us know at 


An illustrated interactive tour of sleep - 15 minute read. 

An ideal introduction for any healthcare practitioner wishing to learn about sleep or for a patient who would like a deeper dive into understanding how sleep works.


Sleep charity helpline

The Sleep Charity provides a helpline run by trained advisors, providing free advice for improving sleep. They support adults and parents of children over 12 months. 


Five exercises for snoring and sleep apnoea - 6 minute watch

Vik Veers NHS ENT surgeon provides 5 facial exercises to help with snoring and sleep apnoea