Meir Kryger M.D.
Author and Professor, Yale School of Medicine – Sleep Disorders & Effective Treatments
Meir Kryger M.D. has authored over 100 papers, book chapters and books, including one of the most influential sleep medicine textbooks "Principles and practices of sleep medicine".
His research was the first to show the feasibility of using noninvasive techniques to ventilate people with post-polio syndrome in their homes. His laboratory elucidated the interaction between heart failure and sleep respiration, publishing the first systematic study of oxygen in this condition.
Kryger reported the first use of computers in analysing sleep breathing patterns and validated techniques of monitoring in which diagnostic data, as well as therapeutic data on CPAP, is obtained during the same night. He is also a passionate art lover and has explored the depiction of sleep within the great works of art through the centuries and is uniquely placed to understand the interaction between sleep and art.