Dr Alison Bentley

Sleep Disorder Opinion Leader

Dr Bentley

Dr Bentley has been seeing patients with sleep problems, both adults and children, off and on over the last 30 years. She ran the first diagnostic sleep laboratory in South Africa from 1990 to 1998. After joining Wits University she was head of the Wits Dial.a.Bed Sleep Laboratory in the School of Physiology for 10 years.

She was the founding chairperson of the Sleep Society of South Africa in 1996 and served two terms representing Africa on the governing council of the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM). Her interest in research on sleep has seen her supervise more than 20 Masters and 3 PhD students on various topics.

She has published articles on sleep and sleep disorders both in the lay media and peer reviewed scientific journals throughout that period leading to over 30 published articles and two book chapters. She has presented over 40 formal invited presentations at conferences ranging from the International Paediatrics conference and World Association of Sleep Medicine to local conferences such as SA Thoracic Society and PainSA. She is the editor of Sleep Matters, now in its 10th year, a sponsored publication sent to 2000 doctors quarterly.

Dr Alison Bentley on (064) 1661710 uses both Itamar and Philips-Respironics sleep testing equipment and can be contacted on alison.bentley@drbentleyinc.com

Read some newsletters from Dr Bentley in our Letters from Dr Bentley section.

IS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA (OSA) A SIGNIFICANT CONFOUNDER IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS IN ADULTS?

Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder of sleep related breathing which has increased in prevalence as the epidemic of obesity …

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Letters from Dr Bentley: June 2020

Dear Colleague What strange times we are living in. I hope this newsletter finds you well. When the COVID pandemic hit I …

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Avoid Doctor Waiting Rooms and Hospitals By Improving Sleep

Although all doctors have put in strict measures at their practices to avoid patients with suspected COVID-19 from sitting …