Prof. Dr. Doina Todea

Professor Doina Adina Todea is a medical doctor from Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She is a Pneumologist, being the Head of the Pneumology department and Professor at ‘’Iuliu Hatieganu’’ University of Medicine &Pharmacy. Her fields of interest are respiratory diseases in particularly obstructive bronchitis syndromes, obstructive sleep apnoea, non-invasive ventilation and tabacology, but her main domain is Sleep Medicine, focusing on the management of sleep apnoea through lifestyle intervention combined with therapy. She obtained ELMO certificate in 2022.
She has an extensive practical and academic experience, authoring & co-authoring many articles with impact factor published in international journals, multiple reviews and book chapters in Pneumology domain. She is editor and reviewer for a large variety of articles in the Pneumology field that are published in international journals. Professor Todea is involved in teaching process, mentoring the young doctors and also, she organizes every year The National Workshop of Sleep Medicine and Non-Invasive Ventilation.
She is in the board of Romanian Society of Pneumology, being the president of the Pathophysiology section and an active member of European Respiratory Society, European Sleep Research Society with many courses completed in different countries (France, Germany, Italy) and obtaining degrees in Non-Invasive ventilation, Sleep Medicine, Respiratory Medicine and Health Management.

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Sleep and Mediterranean Diet: a Healthy Alliance

Prof. Dr. Doina Todea, Profesor of Pneumology, Department of Pneumology, ’’Iuliu Hatieganu’’ University of Medicine & Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

Mediterranean Diet and a good quality and quantity of sleep have become a cornerstone in the prevention and treatment of chronic noncommunicable diseases, nowadays forming the health alliance, a bidirectional relationship, and the understanding of this association is important for given their role in chronic disease prevention. Nocturnal sleep is an essential physiological function, occupying one third of our lives, and playing a fundamental role for physical, mental, and emotional health. Insufficient sleep or mistimed sleep may lead to overfeeding, metabolic impairments with weight gain and obesity, and on the other side poor diet quality, may influence sleep quality and duration so that nutritionally unbalanced diets or mistimed eating patterns negatively impact sleep parameters.