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[Sleep Tech] "For those who can't sleep due to COVID-19, I'd like to tell you the ins and outs to...

Reported by Sol Lim, Medigate News / Nov 12, 2020

[Sleep Tech] "For those who can't sleep due to COVID-19, I'd like to tell you the ins and outs to a comfortable and healthy sleep".

Korea's Sleep Tech 2020 Exhibition will be held at COEX D Hall in Seoul from November 13th to 15th.

During the COVID-19 period, a special exhibition will be held to teach healthy sleeping habits to many people suffering from insomnia and sleep disorders.

Hosted by the Korea Sleep Industry Association and MediC&C - which operates Korea's largest doctor portal Medigate - and organized by Medigate News and Team MICE, the 2020 Korea Sleep Project "Sleep Tech 2020" will be held at COEX Hall D on the third floor of Samsung-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, November 13 (Friday) to 15 (Sunday).

The "Sleep Tech 2020" exhibition is designed to awaken the importance of sleep health to recognize sleep disorders as a disease and to help the growing sleep industry grow day by day.

The domestic sleep industry has grown six times in seven years, surpassing 2.5 billion dollars last year from 423 million dollars in 2012. As the sleep industry emerges as a new growth engine worldwide, "sleep" is emerging in all industries, including products that combine beauty and IT technology as well as medical, pharmaceutical, bio fields and traditional consumer goods such as beds and pillows.

More and more patients are suffering from sleep disorders. According to the National Health Insurance Service, the number of patients who visited medical institutions due to "sleep disorder" disease in 2019 was 640,000, an increase in 13% from the previous year. With the start of health insurance coverage for polysomnography in July 2018, more and more patients are visiting hospitals due to sleep disorders.

Gangbuk Boas Otorhinolaryngology Department's polysomnography laboratory.

In the major events of SleepTech 2020, one can experience polysomnography after consulting with a sleep medicine expert certified by the European Sleep Association. However, this experience is limited to people who have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea refers to inability to breathe or snoring symptoms while sleeping, and polysomnography is performed to evaluate accurate sleep disorders. The polysomnography comprehensively measures brain waves, eye movements, muscle movements, breathing, and electrocardiogram during sleep, and simultaneously records sleep conditions through video. Various sleep-related diseases can be diagnosed by analyzing the records obtained from the test.

Following sleep apnea counseling by Director Lee Cheol-hee of Gangbuk Boas otolaryngology clinic from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on November 13 (Friday), Director Park Sang-hyun of Boas otolaryngology clinic will hold counseling from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on November 14 (Sat). From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, consultations with Director Lee Chul-hee and Director Park Sang-hyun will be held simultaneously. Both directors are sleep medicine experts certified by the European Sleep Association, and you can experience video readings of your current sleep condition through guidance on how to test multiple sleep and examples of results.

Six psychiatrists from the Korean Sleep Association will conduct health counseling one-on-one to improve sleep quality. Sleep quality evaluation items include ▲ not being able to fall asleep within 30 minutes after sleeping ▲ waking up in the middle of the night or dawn ▲ having a bad dream ▲ waking up to go to the bathroom ▲ coughing or snoring loudly. The doctors will diagnose patients’ current sleep status and will consult them on their sleep concerns.

Sleep medicine counseling schedule is as follows: ▲ November 13 (Fri) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Professor Cho Chul-hyun at Sejong Chungnam National University Hospital ▲ November 13 (Fri) 2 p.m. to 6.p.m Professor Choi Jae-won at Nowon Eulji University Hospital ▲ November 14 (Sat) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Professor Yun Ho-kyung at University Korea University at Ansan Branch ▲ November 14 (Sun) 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Professor Woo Jung Kim at Severance Hospital at Yongin Branch ▲ November 15 (Sun) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Professor Min-Ah So at National Mental Health Center▲ November 15 (Sun) 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Professor Young-min Ahn at Nowon Eulji Hospital.

According to major exhibition participants, MC Square will launch "Sleeps Square Smart Pillow," which simultaneously implements sleep induction, sleep monitoring, and sleep maintenance functions. It was created based on MC Square's brain wave harmonization technology and constant clinical research with international research institutes that have been researched and developed for 30 years and used by 3 million customers.

In addition, at the SleepTech 2020 exhibition, Ganuda will introduce a comfortable sleep environment by releasing a new mattress product following a pillow. MIJ will introduce products to provide a comfortable sleep environment for tinnitus patients suffering from sleep disorders. Sewon Intelligence and the Korea Institute of Standards and Science will introduce an "intelligent real-time health monitoring system" that can measure unconscious movements in sleep and daily life and use them for health care. The family camping car, under the theme of Sleep Under the Moonlight, will offer a chance to experience the increased sleep environment in outdoor camping after COVID-19.

Special health classes will also be held for those suffering from insomnia. On November 13th (Friday), a special seminar on the Department of Sleep Medicine will be held: ▲ Secret of Sleep and Wake, Biological Clock Story in My Body –Professor Lee Heon-jung of the Department of Mental Health at Korea University Anam Hospital ▲ Protecting sleep health with National Health Insurance. - Shin Hong-beom, director of Kosleep Sleep Clinic ▲ Diagnosis and treatment of insomnia - Professor Lee Yoo-jin, psychiatry at Seoul National University Hospital ▲ Scary snoring if left unattended, How do you diagnose and treat it? -Lee Sang-hak, a professor of respiratory medicine at Eunpyeong St. Mary's Hospital, will give a lecture by Professor Lee Sang-hak ▲ Sleeping of Happiness from 4 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. -Getting out of insomnia, a slave to darkness, Kim Eui-jung, a professor at Nowon University Hospital.

The special health course for sleep health on November 14th (Sat) will feature: ▲ Do I have a sleep disorder? Sleep Health Checklist - Joo Eunyeon, professor of neurology at Samsung Medical Center ▲ Sleep Health that helps test takers - Kim Kyung-chul, Director of Gangnam Major Hospital ▲ Sleep Health that helps with skin - Kim Hyun-jung, Professor of Dermatology at Sejong Chungnam University Hospital ▲ Sleep Health that helps you lose weight- Park Min-soo, Director of Seoul ND Clinic ▲ Sleep education for infants and toddlers and how to stop breastfeeding at night - Ha Jung-hoon, director of the Department of Pediatrics and Youth

On the 14th and 15th, for each lecture, 20 participants will be presented with a specially produced wireless charger to mark the 20th anniversary of Medigate given out on a first-come first serve basis.

A separate event will also be held to connect sleep health and IT technology. From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, the 15th, Kim Chi-won, head of Seoul Wise Rehabilitation Hospital (former McKinsey consultant), will be the chairperson and a sleep health IT technology talk concert will be held. Kyowon Wells will introduce sleep-related products that are currently being researched and developed, and HoneyNaps will explain sleep AI data analysis algorithms. Bytels will present a sleep coach at the sleep measurement center. AIMMED will explain the status of research and development of digital treatments related to sleep, while Welt will introduce the digital healthcare market that combines insomnia and depression.

The exhibition will also be following the COVID-19 government regulations. From the beginning of the entrance to the venue, employees will check for fever and professional security guards will recommend visitors who do not wear masks to wear masks. Each lecture participant will be advised to maintain a certain distance.

An official from MediC&C said, "In the COVID-19 era, many people complain of insomnia and sleep disorders. We have prepared a special exhibition that provides them with a variety of information for a healthy sleep environment, he said. "We hope for a lot of interest and participation.


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