Sleep Health Foundation - an Essential Participant


The Sleep Health Foundation is one of 18 Essential Participants in the Alertness CRC.  

The CRC is promoting the prevention and control of sleep loss and sleep disorders and developing new tools and products to improve alertness, productivity and safety.

More information here.

New report on Cost effectiveness of CPAP for Treatment of OSA

Deloitte Access Economics have just complted a study, commissioned by the Sleep Health Foundationn into the cost effectiveness of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).

The study assesses the cost effectiveness of CPAP – or value for money – compared to no care from two perspectives: (a) costs to the health care system including costs of the treatment intervention and those of OSA-related health care utilisation and their changes with treatment; and (b) overall costs to society, which include health care system costs together with other financial costs, including those related to productivity, non-health related accident costs and informal care, and their changes with treatment.

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Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness in Australia

The Sleep Health Foundation and the Australasian Sleep Association were delighted yesterday to learn that the national parliamentary Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport has commenced an Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness in Australia.

The Committee is inviting submissions to its inquiry relating to the Terms of Reference and details are being widely advertised by email to our membership and friends nationwide.

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 apnoea, insomnia, disorders of circadian alignment and excessive daytime sleepiness.Those seeking a broad understanding of sleep medicine such as  emerging sleep clinicians and tertiary students in health science and psychology, will find the book invaluable.

Paperback ISBN: 978 0 9953887 0 3 $A95.00 rrp.

Available in bookshops or order direct from the publisher IP Communications - - or call 61 0423 269 353

Latest report - Asleep On The Job

This Sleep Health Foundation report by Deloitte Access Economics uses a careful, evidence-based approach to convincingly add up the many billions of dollars that poor sleep has cost the Australian economy in 2016-2017. The numbers are big, the personal and national costs are bigger and their consequences should not be ignored. This is the third analysis of the extent and costs of inadequate sleep commissioned since 2013.

More information and to view to the report, Asleep on the Job: Costs of Inadequate Sleep in Australia.

Australia's Sleepiness Epidemic 

Australia is in the grip of a sleep deprivation epidemic that is dragging down the nation’s productivity, risking safety and damaging mental health, a national sleep study reveals.

Research by the Sleep Health Foundation has found 33 to 45 per cent of adults sleep either poorly or not long enough most nights, leaving them to face the new day with fatigue, irritability and other side effects of sleep deprivation. 

We need volunteers for sleep research 

There are many research studies looking for volunteers. As a research participant you play a critical role in helping to advance the treatment and understanding of many diseases and conditions. If you are interested in click on the link below. The study page will provide you with more detailed information and contact details.

Click here to find current studies

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The Sleep Health Foundation relies on the support of its partners, members and the community to fund research and public education about sleep and its disorders.

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