CHRONIC INSOMNIA HAS HIGH RATE IN ARMENIA - EXPERT
- While the countries across the globe celebrate the World Sleep Day today, the Armenian Association of Sleep Disorders unveils alarming figures on the problem of sleeplessnes in the country.
Studies conducted by the Association have revealed that 10%-15% of Armenia's population suffers from chronic insomnia. The rate is thought to be very high for the country, as such figures are compatible with developed states.
Speaking to reporters on Friday, the president of the Association, Samson Khachatryan, said the people in Armenia do not absolutely care about sleep.
"Many think they waste time by sleeping. But the brain does not stop functioning while you are asleep," he said. "One of the phases of sleep is closely associated with learning and memorization processes and it synthesizes the information obtained." Another widespread disorder, the expert said, is the restless leg syndrome, which is characterized by painful sensations in the legs, which prevent people sleeping. According to Khachatryan, the problem is observed among 8% of Armenia's population.
- 1828 Start of the Persian Armenians' emigration to Eastern Armenia. Some 40 000 Armenians, lead by General Lazarev, returned home.
- 1845 Birth of philologist Norayr Byoozand.
- 1849 Birth of the German linguist Karl Brugman. He played an important role in the recognition of Armenian as a distinct branch of the Indo-European languages.
- 1866 Birth of Nerses Meleek - Tangian, cleric and philologist. He headed the Diocese of Atrpatakan and published works on Armenian philology and church law.
- 1888 Death in Constantinople of Stepan Papazian, teacher, author and editor of "Jamanak".
- 1905 Death of Kristapor Meekayelyan, one of the founders of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation party. He was born in 1859.
- 1913 Birth of Eduard Aghayan (academician, philologist and linguist).
- 1917 The Armenian Cadet's create the Liberal - Bourgeois Popular Party in Tbilissi. By October, 1921 the Party had gone abroad to become one of the founders of the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party.
- 1917 The Armenian Populist Party was founded in Tbilissi (Georgia).
- 1921 Treaty between Turkey and Soviet Russia (Treaty of Moscow). Nakhitshevan and Artsakh are arbitrarily placed within Soviet Azerbaijan without Soviet Armenias input into the matter.
- 1921 The Soviet-Turkish treaty is signed in Moscow. Armenian lands are given to Turks.
- 1921 England and Turkey exchange prisoners of war including some Turks who were responsible for the Armenian Genocide. Turks held on Malta are set free.
- 1924 Death of actress Yeranoohee Garagashyan.
- 1930 Death of Varlam Avanessov in Dilijan.
- 1944 Reorganization of the People's Commissariats of Defense and Foreign Affairs of the Armenian SSR.
- 1949 Opening of the First Congress of Armenia's Theatre Union.
- 1995 The Presidents of Russia and Armenia sign an agreement on Russian military bases in Armenia.