Center for Sleep

Charles H. Samuels MD, CCFP, DABSM

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Diplomat, American Board of Sleep Medicine

Member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada

Medical Director, Centre for Sleep and Human Performance

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine

Member of the Institute for Public Health

Principle Investigator: Calgary Police Service Health and Human Performance Research Initiative

Co-investigator: University of Calgary Sports Medicine Sleep and Human Performance Research Program

Principle Investigator: OAR Northwest Research Initiative


About the Presenter:

Dr. Charles Samuels is a board certified sleep physician with primary research interests focused on understanding the prevalence and effects of sleep disturbances in specialized populations. His clinical practice and research focus on the effect of sleep deprivation and disruption on health and performance. Specifically, Dr. Samuels’ expertise is in the effect of sleep on weight control, obesity, alteration in mood, cognitive processing, including memory and concentration, and performance in specialized groups.


Dr. Samuels is a co-investigator in a unique study exploring the relationship of sleep on recovery and performance in elite Canadian athletes at the University of Calgary Sport Medicine Clinic and the Canadian Sport Centre. This project is funded by “Own the Podium,” a collaboration of all the major Canadian stake holders in the Olympic Games. The beginning phases of this research have led to the publication of two articles by Dr. Samuels. “Jet Lag and Travel Fatigue: A Comprehensive Management Plan for Sport Medicine Physicians and High Performance Support Teams,” was published in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine in 2010 and “Sleep, Recovery and Performance: The New Frontier in High-Performance Athletics,” was published in Neurological Clinical in 2008.

Sport Manitoba – Coaching Manitoba- in partnership with

Sport Medicine & Science Council of Manitoba


A FREE Professional Development Workshop for Coaches


Community Coaches:

Sleep and its role with your Athlete – in this session, Dr. Samuels of the Centre for Sleep and Human Performance, will discuss the importance of quality sleep in an athlete’s development, performance and recovery.  Gathering an understanding of the key role sleep plays in those areas and the factors that contribute to poor sleep will help individuals better manage sleep habits to allow the athlete to maximize their training, improve performances as well as overall quality of life

Date: Thursday March 5th, 2015

Location: Sport for Life Centre – Conference Room

Time:  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


High Performance Coaches:

“The Sleep Factor” – In this session, Dr. Samuels of the Centre for Sleep and Human Performance, will focus on the importance of sleep in your athletes overall performance.  Areas of emphasis will be on:

  • Managing sleep when changing time zones
  • Changes in the sleep environment (hotels, dorms, two people to a room, etc)  when travelling for training camps or competition
  • Arousal levels effect on sleep before major competition

Date: Friday March 6th, 2015

Location: Sport for Life Centre – Conference Room

Time:  9:00 am – 11:00 am

RSVP:  Contact Gena Cook at or at 204-925-5692


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