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Woolcock Sleep Clinic
Phone: (02) 9114 0000
Address: 431 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW, 2037 Email: reception@woolcock.org.au
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Phone: (02) 9515 6655
Address: Level 11, Main Block, Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW, 2050
Integrated Sleep Health
Phone: (02) 9238 2209
Address: MLC Building, Level 57, 19-29 Martin Place, NSW, Sydney, 2000 Email: info@isleephealth.com.au

Professor Ron Grunstein

Professor of Sleep Medicine

MBBS, MD, PhD, FRACP

Is Putin's "success" due to his good sleep hygiene ?

Posted: November 16, 2014

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An early departure from the G20 by Russian strongman, Vladimir Putin sent the media crazy yesterday. Was it a solid “shirt front” gone wrong with Tony Abbott or a weak handshake by mild-mannered Canadian Steven Harper or poor placement in the group photo on Saturday ?? Or was a an appointment in Siberia to wrestle a few bears (not the koala variety). None of these. Vlad just wanted a good night’s sleep before turning up to work at the Kremlin on Monday ! A good reason considering the important of adequate sleep to executive functioning and judgement. As Vlad knows, truncated sleep could result in an ill-timed invasion or another outraged oligarch and he wouldn’t want that. I doubt whether Vlad will be in the running for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine award for political service to the sleep cause (usually won by US legislators or public health officials) but  we may try a nomination for setting a good example to people in leadership positions.