Dr. Allan Rechtschaffen Death – Dr. Allan Rechtschaffen, a founding father of sleep medicine, has died
A founding father of sleep medicine, Dr. Allan Rechtschaffen passed away on Nov. 29. He was a collaborator on the first paper on narcolepsy and co-developed the first sleep scoring manual. His research included the earliest laboratory studies of insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep apnea and napping, and he was known for his experiments demonstrating the lethal consequences of sleep deprivation in rats. Dr. Rechtschaffen was one of the most respected basic and animal sleep investigators. Read more about his career.
Rechtschaffen was a founder of the Association for the Psychophysiological Study of Sleep, which is now the Sleep Research Society (SRS). In 1985, he received the AASM’s Nathaniel Kleitman Distinguished Service Award in honor of his significant contributions to the sleep field. In 2003, Rechtschaffen was recognized at the 17th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS), which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1953 discovery of REM sleep. The other honorees were contemporary sleep research pioneers Kleitman, Dement, Michel Jouvet and Aserinsky.
#RT @AASMorg: A founding father of #SleepMedicine, Dr. Allan Rechtschaffen passed away last week. He was a collaborator on the first paper on narcolepsy & co-developed the first sleep scoring manual. He was one of the most respected basic and animal slee… pic.twitter.com/UA7fUBlfz8
— Sleep Nebraska (@sleep_nebraska) December 6, 2021
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