The Practice of Sleep Medicine Around The World: Challenges, Knowledge Gaps and Unique Needs

Sleep Medicine in Armenia

Author(s): Haykuhi Hovakimyan and Samson G. Khachatryan *

Pp: 128-144 (17)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815049367123010014

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Sleep medicine is a young branch of Armenian medicine. In this chapter, we presented the history of sleep medicine development in Armenia. After brief initial information about Armenia as a country, references to sleep and sleep disorders in medieval Armenian folklore and medicine are given. An overview of the current situation with sleep medicine in Armenia is presented. A special attention is given to the spectrum of sleep-related specialists who work(ed) in Armenia, and to the domains of sleep medicine available. Acknowledgement of world sleep experts who helped and contributed to the development of sleep medicine and sleep research in Armenia follows. Also, we discuss different organizations operating in the field of sleep in Armenia, their activities and pursued goals. Importantly, the main results of a sleep disorders prevalence study in Armenia are presented. At the end, we summarize the problems and issues accumulated in the field of sleep medicine in Armenia.

Keywords: Armenia, Folklore, History, Sleep, Sleep medicine, Somnology.

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