Sandra Giménez Badia




Doctor of Medicine and Surgery. Neurophysiologist and specialist in Sleep Medicine, with certification as an Expert Somnolgist from the European Sleep Research Society. Associate Professor at the University of Barcelona's Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychobiology. Director of the Sleep Unit at the Hospital de Santa Creu I Sant Pau Research Institute in Barcelona (Spain). Director of the Sleep Pathology at the Medical and Health Sciences Academy for Catalonia and the Balearic Islands (ACMCB). Dr Giménez Badia has taken part in multiple national and international projects on Neuropsychopharmacology and Chronobiology of the sleep-wake system and sleep biomarkers. She has published 21 scientific articles in indexed journals.

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Jan 26th 2015

The sailors in a round the world regatta, race around the globe from west to east for three months, sailing in watches of four hours. They sail down the Atlantic from north to south, with little variation in longitude, but descending the latitudes of the planet, going from the northern winter to the southern summer. They them round Antarctica, crossing longitudes, gaining a day on the calendar as they go. A situation like this takes its toll on their biological clocks and sleep patterns and their cognitive capacity and physical performance are affected. In this course you will learn the foundations of the biological patterns governing sleep and performance in general, it's application to solo and double-handed ocean sailing.

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