07. Sleep Smart City

Carlos Egea.
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Sleep Smart City


In research, it has also been clearly shown that sleep restriction is associated with immune, endocrine and vascular dysfunction. It is now well established that, on average, 10–35% of adults suffer from sleep loss during weekdays, sleeping less than 6h per 24h. Another determinant negatively affecting sleep is the use of mobile electronic devices (phones, computers) and the increasing amounts of leisure time spent on the internet. This activity affects many young adults, drastically reducing TST. Consistent with scientific results, men and women who decreased their sleep hours (< 6 horas) had a 2-fold higher risk of CVD mortality compared to men and women. Therefore, it seems to be important to increase the number of sleep time, for example, suggesting that a proper application of a short nap could positively affect the aforementioned functions. Thus, sleep is emerging as an essential component of a triad of healthy behaviors, which also includes healthy diet and physical activity. Sleep disorders with medical relevance have recently obtained attention in the EU health regulation (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2014.194.01.0010.01.ENG); medical management and the prevention of their detrimental effects have been made mandatory. EU regulation considers all effects of sleep deprivation, but the issue that research has raised about poor sleeping remains underrepresented in the clinical practice. We need comprehensive strategies against the negative effects of sleep deprivation

For that reason, we propose the implementation of a wearable that monitors the amount of sleep of each citizen based on the information collected by different sensors (luminosity, movement, etc). This information will be transmitted to an app on each user’s mobile phone, through which it will be forwarded to a self-learning platform designed exclusively for this project. This platform, which will be able to learn as it receives information from the users, and sent to them an individualized response in order to improve the time of sleep or not. One of the most important parts of this project will run out of Tecnalia, the Technology Center responsible for the design of the device, the machine learning platform, and the mobile app.

In addition, many other institutions at different levels will also be involved in the project: at the political level, the City Council of Vitoria-Gasteiz, Observatorio Global del Sueño and the Basque Government; at a scientific level, the Recerca de Lleida Institute, Bioaraba and the Sleep Units from OSI Araba, and Arnou Vilanova Hospital  the core of the project; at the health level, Osakidetza and CATsalut as guarantor of health; and at the business level, companies that through sponsorship or patronage acts want to help achieve the project (Esteve Teijin, Linde Medica, Oxigen Salud, Philips, ResMed).

Head of Sleep Department at Araba University Hospital and Director of Quality and Innovation at Spanish Respiratory Society (SEPAR). Member of Spanish Sleep Network and Gaudi Group Mechanical ventilation Founder.

Expert Européen SOMNONIV SPLF. Expert in Sleep Medicine (CEAMS). Master´s Degree in Management of Specialized medical services. Spanish Coordinator of Sleep, non-invasive mechanical ventilation and Respiratory Critical Care. SEPAR 2016-2018.

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