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Help researchers at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research understand how sleep and mood may effect older people's memory of emotional information. Looking for people:

  • Aged 50 – 90 years
  • Able to attend an overnight sleep study at Glebe

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Sleep problems are common among people living with dementia and their care partners. Sleep disturbance is associated with a wide range of undesirable outcomes including fatigue, agitation and cognitive dysfunction. Currently, accessible treatments to reduce sleep problems amongst people living

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Things you need to know about Obesity and Sleep

  • Not getting enough sleep increases the risk for obesity by altering processes that promote weight gain
  • Weight loss is more difficult to achieve in individuals who report short sleep times
  • Sleep loss combined with inappropriate timing of eating

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Information organised by topic

Below is a summary of our information about sleep and sleep disorders, organised into topics. Access each information sheet by clicking the link.


General Sleep Information

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Are you interested in accessing a free online insomnia treatment program?

Researchers at Flinders University are running a research study to test a new online 5-week insomnia treatment program.

Insomnia symptoms are a very common problem in Australia. Symptoms include difficulties falling asleep

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Things you should know about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is evidence-based and the first line treatment for insomnia
  • CBT-I is a multi-component treatment that usually includes a combination of education, behavioural and

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Insomnia and sleep apnoea study, with FREE gold-standard treatment 

Monash University is currently seeking adults who experience insomnia, show signs of sleep apnoea, and are fluent in English for a study exploring the connection between insomnia and sleep apnoea, which commonly occur

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Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common form of childhood disability in Australia. It is a permanent, physical disability that affects movement and posture. It occurs due to some type of injury affecting the developing brain, but there are multiple possible causes, and for some children with

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Articles of interest

Articles of interest are always welcome.

Article submissions should be in MS Word format. You can email to

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Introduce primary school children to the importance of sleep through a new and free online sleep education program created by Australian sleep expert Associate Professor Sarah Blunden.

About the free sleep education resources:

  • Designed to engage primary school children aged 8-12 years
  • Based on

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Sleep and emotional well-being

The saying ‘they got out of the wrong side of the bed’ is often used to describe someone who is moody, irritable or hard to get along with on a particular day.  This saying shows that people understand that there is a relationship between how you slept and

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