World Sleep Day, 14 March 2014 – Better sleep, better health, better learning.
This year the ASA and SHF have partnered with the World Association of Sleep Medicine in an international event aimed at promoting sleep health within the community. World Sleep Day began in 2008 and is an annual event to increase sleep health awareness and call to action important issues related to sleep.
This year, on World Sleep Day, Friday March 14, several of our members help us spread the message of better sleep, better health, better learning by going into schools and presenting to the children, teachers and parents on the importance of sleep for learning and development. Over 20 schools and 5,500 children across Australia and New Zealand will participate in this initiative. It is by far the biggest event we have had for World Sleep Day yet and we anticipate it will also be the most successful in raising public awareness as to the importance of sleep.
Medical Journal of Australia
Sleep disorders: a practical guide for Australian health care practitioners.
A major investment of both time and money has seen the publication of a Medical Journal of Australia supplement on Sleep Disorders. It is intended that this will become a major tool in the education of health professionals on the importance of sleep health, as well as diagnosis and best practice treatment of sleep disorders. The supplement is now available on the SHF website. To view or download, please click here.
If you are interested in finding out more information on how to sleep better you can now join us on our facebook page.
The Sleep Health Foundation is keen to share information about sleep and help the community to improve its sleep quality.
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