“World Sleep Day® is an annual event ……. energized by sleep professionals all over the world.”
Well, maybe not in Indonesia. Last year, there was a ‘delegate‘ who made “a booth with some bedroom accessories on the Car Free Day at Dago Road in Bandung“.
This year what you are reading may be the only celebration of what is one of the more important ‘world days’. And I say that in all seriousness despite the New Age-y slogan chosen for this year.
Now it may make more sense to you to have a National Sleep Night, but that’s because you aren’t aware of what a serious problem lack of sleep can be to your health. Doctors know that and those who deal with sleep disorders are also qualified in such subjects as Neurosonology, Neurovascular and Neurooncology.
They also belong to the Indonesian Society of Sleep Medicine whose website is off line.
Ah, but no matter because I discovered the Jurnal Respirologi Indonesia ..
This is “a quarterly scientific journal published by Perhimpunan Dokter Paru Indonesia (PDPI) or Indonesian Society of Respirology (ISR) and is focusing on pulmonology and respiratory care topics.
The publishing acknowledgement is in accordance to the Decree of Ministry of Information, of Republic of Indonesia (Surat Keputusan Menteri Penerangan RI) Number 715/SK/DitjenPPG/SST/1980 dated 9 May, 1980.
The journal is accredited as A-grade in accordance to the Decree of Directorate-General of Research and Development Reinforcement, of Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education, of Republic of Indonesia (Surat Keputusan Direktur Jenderal Penguatan Riset dan Pengembangan, Kementerian Riset, Teknologi, dan Pendidikan Tinggi Republik Indonesia) Number 2/E/KPT/2015 dated 1 December, 2015.
With official permission such as that you’ll know that dealing with sleep disorders is a serious matter. This page of links to academic pages offers further proof.
One example refers to a sleep disorder among East Jakarta’s traffic police which “might be correlated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) which causes dangerous pauses in breathing during sleep.” Actually, OSA is interruptions in breathing while sleeping!
If you want more accurate info, download the Toolkit (doc). Amid the wealth of information there are 10 Commandments, one of which says “do not smoke”. On Wednesday, President Jokowi killed the tobacco bill much favoured by legislators and their tobacco industry lobbyist paymasters.
Vice President Jusuf Kalla is also doing something to help. As chairman of the Indonesian Mosque Council, he regularly urges the lowering of their loudspeaker volumes “as part of efforts to promote peace and harmony.” Caretakers of the mosques in the vicinity of Jakartass Towers have got the message.
Now, if Pak Kalla could do something about the muffle-less motorbikes which set off car alarms then I could get a better night’s sleep.
This is creative noise which you don’t have to listen to.
And this is a downloadable compilation of ‘sleep’ music from my archives.