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WorldSleepDay logoWorld Sleep Day 2016 will be held on Friday, March 18th, 2016.

World Sleep Day is an annual event sponsored by the World Association of Sleep Medicine, to raise awareness of sleep disorders and highlight the burden that they place on society. The slogan this year is "Good Sleep is a Reachable Dream".

Announcing SHF Grant Winning Team

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Thank you to the teams who submitted an Expression of Interest for the Inaugural SHF survey on Adult Sleep Health in Australia. We received five very strong applications, but unfortunately only one team can win.

The selection process was undertaken by four Directors from the Board of the Foundation (none of whom had a real or perceived conflict of interest with any of the applications). The committee felt that all the applicants would have been highly suitable to undertake the project but in the end the strongest team had a very large amount of experience directly relevant to the survey task. The winning team was the team from the Health Sciences Research Branch, The University of Adelaide led by Prof Robert Adams.

We wish them well with their research and look forward to seeing the results.

Volunteers required for sleep-related research studies

Research

Volunteers required for sleep-related research studies

If you are interested in participating in sleep-related research studies check our website here to find studies currently being undertaken.

Speaker Program

As the Sleep Health Foundation (SHF) grows and increases its presence in the community we are receiving more requests from organisations for speakers on a range of topics concerning sleep health. We are keen to meet this need and provide high quality presenters for your next health and well-being presentation to your staff or community group.

Our speakers are sleep experts including doctors, scientists and researches in the field of sleep so this service is not offered free of charge.   

We can provide speakers to talk on many topics, including:

  • Understanding and helping poor sleep
  • Sleeping well as we get older
  • Sleeping well for students
  • Sleeping well for new mothers and babies
  • Sleeping well for families
  • Sleep apnea and snoring – improve sleep and health Improving sleep health for shift workers
  • Improving sleep health for (day) workers
  • Alertness, sleep and productivity
  • Sleep and mental health issues
  • Sleep deprivation and health
  • Understanding sleep disorders

To find out more about this service including costs or to book a speaker call our office on 02 8814 8655 or email: admin@sleephealthfoundation.org.au.

Research Recruitment Service

The Sleep Health Foundation has launched a new service for members to help researchers find volunteers for their sleep studies.

The foundation's website now has a page dedicated to sleep-related studies that can be easily accessed by people wanting to sign up. The page will link potential recruits with study organisers, boosting the pool of new volunteers.

All members can list their institutional ethics approved studies on the website and they will also be promoted on the foundation's social media sites. Some studies could also be promoted to the media, increasing exposure to new recruits even further.

If you want to list your sleep-related study please send full details of the study to admin@sleephealthfoundation.org.au, includng evidence of ethics approval, a brief overview of the key research question, a few sentences about what participants would be expected to do, location of the study, who is eligible to participate, who to contact and by what date.

ClockDaylight Saving ends soon

With the end of daylight saving on Sunday, 2 April those of us in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory 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!


Sign up for the SHF Code of Practice

The Code of Practice encourages high standards 

The Sleep Health Foundation has launched its Code of Practice for Suppliers of CPAP Sleep Therapies to help ensure a consistency in standards adopted by suppliers of therapies for sleep disorders. A comprehensive and considered approach to patients and their treatment is required.

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

To find out more and to sign up click here.



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