Private Health Insurance Reform Amendments

Consultation - Private Health Insurance Reforms, Tiers of Cover and Sleep Studies.

The Sleep Health Foundation recently became aware that the Department of Health is seeking public feedback on their planned reforms of private health insurance, due to come into effect from 1 April 2019. The reforms

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Sleep Medicine

Editor in Chief, Darren R Mansfield

Associate Editors Nick Antic, Shantha MW Rajaratnam, Matthew T Naughton

Published in 2017, this textbook describes the basic physiology of sleep and the range of sleep disorders and their consequences including disorders in children and older people, sleep

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Nine expert tips to beat jetlag

Sleepless night and hazy days on holiday – be gone! Already dreading your next long-haul flight? Then keep reading as Professor Dorothy Bruck from the Sleep Health Foundation shares her expert tips on how to combat jetlag so you can get the most of your next holiday!

Get adjusted to the time

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A Good Night's Sleep and a Good Memory Go Hand in Hand

by Melissa Gibbs, guest blogger

As exam time looms ahead at most modern day Universities, it is common for students to stay up all night cramming, convinced that a few more crucial hours of study can seal the deal in so far as remembering important information is concerned. A recent study by

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While you are sleeping

Sleep your way to health.

Your body doesn't switch off when you shut your eyes – it's working for your mood, weight loss and overall wellbeing. Here's how:

  • Sleep is as essential as keeping fit and eating well.
  • Sleep is the third part of a healthy lifestyle along with healthy eating and regular

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The Sleep Journey

We think about it constantly. It's as important as eating, breathing and walking the dog, but for many people sleep often plays hard-to-get.
Here are some easy tips to help maximise those eight+ hours a night.

1. Set your alarm clock for the same time each day
Getting up in the morning is never

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Sleep disorders and cardiovascular morbidities

The Heart Research Centre, in Melbourne is organising a 'Sleep disorders and cardiovascular morbidities' one day training course on Thursday 19 March 2015.

Training booklet information:
Sleep disorders and cardiovascular morbidities
Sleep disorders in cardiovascular patients are widely undiagnosed

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Sleep’s Marketing Problem: You ‘Have To’ Go to Bed

It's 7 p.m. My children should be winding down for sleep, but my 6-year-old cannot fathom leaving his Lego X-Wing Fighter incomplete. My 3-year-old won't brush her teeth. When she finally does, she decides she "must" change her pajamas again.

I hear my husband — running low on patience — say

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Bedtime Secrets Help Babies Sleep Like Babies

An innovative new web tool reveals the sleep secrets of babies, spelling the end of sleepless nights for hundreds of Australian mums and dads.

Studies show a third of new parents struggle to get their baby to sleep, and this frustrating problem triples the risk of postnatal depression among

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Seeking High profile person with sleep health interest

Do you have a patient, colleague or friend who could become a 'champion' for sleep disorders and sleep issues? The person we are looking for should be well known in Australia and have a media profile. The Sleep Health Foundation is interested in working with such a person to help promote awareness

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Smartphones for Smarter Sleep and Mental Health

Sleep plays a key role in the way that people think, feel, and behave. For approximately 20% of the population, poor sleep regularly impacts upon their physical and mental wellbeing. For those suffering the effects of inadequate sleep, smartphone-based sleep improvement applications (apps) may

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Canberra Meetings Update

As promised in the recent Foundation e-newsletter here is an update on the meetings I recently attended in Canberra with colleagues from the Australasian Sleep Association.

Parliamentary Seminar
On March 19 the Foundation and the ASA presented a seminar entitled “Poor Sleep: A Challenge to

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