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

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New Sleep Disorders Clinic at St George Hospital

NSW HEALTH Minister Jillian Skinner opens Clinic.

The six-bed Centre for Sleep Disorders & Respiratory Failure Annexe is an expansion of the former two-bed sleep disorders laboratory established in 1994.

It was the first centre to publish orthodontic treatments for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)

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World Sleep Day Award

The Sleep Health Foundation and the Australasian Sleep Association have been selected for the 2nd year in a row by the World Association of Sleep Medicine to receive a Distinguished Activity Award in recognition of the "outstanding activities to raise awareness of sleep issues in Australia and New

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Volunteers required for sleep-related research studies

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

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Policy Statement on Sleep

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has released a policy statement with recommendations for clinicians and the general public on achieving good-quality sleep and getting enough sleep.

"Sleep plays a vital role in human health, yet there is a lack of sufficient guidance on promoting good sleep

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The Shiftwork dilemma

What is the real impact of Shiftwork?

With more and more of us working nocturnal hours, what it's really doing to us.  

Alertness CRC Program Leader and Sleep Health Foundation Board member, Prof Shantha Rajaratnam talking about the impacts arising from shift work.

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You snooze, you win

Football's pursuit of gains

At 1pm every afternoon, the hustle and bustle of Real Madrid's Valdebebas training ground grinds to a halt and the facility resembles a ghost town.
A silence descends over the complex for the following two hours as players and staff close their eyes and drift into a

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Wearable fitness devices

It's axiomatic in the digital world that if an app or service is free, you're the product. Or your data is. So what to make of consumers who are willing to pay handsomely for the privilege of being spied upon?

Wearable fitness devices act like the most intimate of observers, silently tracking

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ResMed/SHF Scholarship

The ResMed Foundation/Sleep Health Foundation Research Entry Scholarship for 2015 has been awarded to Dr Anna Mohammadieh.
Dr Mohammadieh will be using the Scholarship to research The Relationship between Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Atrial Fibrillation.

The Sleep Health Foundation congratulates

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Don't discount sleep!

Sleep is as important as food and water, yet many military service members wrestle with insomnia or wake up too early. The result can be serious health problems or reduced readiness.
The good news is, even with the demands of military service, many sleep problems may be avoided or resolved, said

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The brain and sleep

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body, including the brain, to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has

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How much sleep?

Around a third of Australian adults don't get enough each day but power naps could be the answer.

  • The Sleep Foundation study has shown that adults need 8 hours of sleep
  • According to the study, 30 percent of Australians say they lack sleep daily
  • Professor David Hillman said it's important to

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