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  1. Use the SHF Code of Practice Logo on your website
  2. Link to your certification in the SHF directory of approved providers
  3. Display the SHF Code of Practice in your reception area
  4. The SHF Code of Practice is endorsed by the ASA

To find out more and to sign up click here.


ClockDaylight Saving ends soon

With the end of daylight saving we will have the opportunity of an extra hour of sleep. Many of us look forward to this, which is acknowledgement that most of us do not have enough sleep!
To help you prepare for the changeover you can download and print our poster to put on the notice board at work or on the fridge at home.

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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.

World Sleep Day 2015

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Make learning about sleep fun for your students.

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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. 

You can find us at: https://www.facebook.com/SleepHealthFoundation

Why do people snore?

About 40% of men have at least mild snoring, on at least some nights. This number is smaller for women (around 30%). About 15% of people snore on most nights. People of any age can snore. Even some children have a problem with snoring (see Childhood Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea).

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Happy Body at Work

Happy Body At Work

Happy Body At Work (HBAW) is an evidence-based wellness Program designed for sedentary workplaces seeking to improve the energy, resilience and performance of their teams.

This innovative 8 week, multimedia Program focuses on four key lifestyle habits - sitting, moving, stress and sleep and aims to engage and empower employees at work and home.

More information here Happy Body at Work Web Site.

Alertness Safety & Productivity


Reducing the burden of impaired alertness on the safety, productivity and health of all Australians.

More information here.

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