The Canadian Club of Toronto

The Canadian Club of Toronto

April 10, 2006 11:49 ET

Media Advisory-Dr. Doug Bradley Director, Centre for Sleep Medicine, University of Toronto to Address Canadian Club of Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 10, 2006) -

Asleep on the Job: Sleep Disorders and the Workplace.
Director, Centre for Sleep Medicine
University of Toronto
Wednesday, April 12, 12:00 PM (Speech 1:00 PM)
Royal York Hotel - Upper Canada Room, 18th Floor

Approximately 6 million people in Canada suffer from some form of sleep disorder and, consequently, are sleep deprived. Yet our understanding of sleep, and sleep disorders is still very limited.

Dr. Douglas Bradley, Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, is at the forefront of research on sleep disorders and their treatment, including the most common called sleep apnea, a breathing disorder that occurs during sleep and affects approximately 2 million Canadians. Focusing on sleep apnea, Dr. Bradley will explain what sleep is and why sleep disorders should be high on business's priority list, especially transportation and insurance companies, and industries with shift workers. Awareness that sleep apnea and sleep deprivation increase the risk of work-related accidents and cardiovascular diseases is growing. Dr. Bradley will discuss positive methods of treating sleep apnea, improving its symptoms and reducing cardiovascular risk.

Dr. Bradley will be available for questions following his speech - approx. 1:45 PM.

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