Sleep Health Foundation welcomes federal government taking first step recognising importance of sleep in preventive health

The Sleep Health Foundation is pleased to announce that healthy sleep has been included into the National Preventive Health Strategy 2021-2030 released by the Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care Greg Hunt on Monday 13 December. Chair of the Sleep Health Foundation, Professor Shantha

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Targeting mental health through improved sleep

To acknowledge Mental Health Week (9-17 October 2021) the Sleep Health Foundation is highlighting the strong links between sleeping well and having good mental health.

These links can be explored across three different aspects.

  1. The launch of its latest Fact Sheet ‘Mental Health and Sleep’ on

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Daylight Saving - Prepare to move the clock forward and reduce your risk of sleep loss

Australian Daylight Saving begins on Sunday, 3 October 2021, at 2am when clocks are turned forward 1 hour to 3am local daylight time in NSW, VIC, SA, Tasmania, and ACT. Those of us living in these areas will “lose” an hour of night-time sleep, and this can disrupt our sleep and our internal

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Professor Edwina Cornish AO appointed as inaugural Ambassador

Edwina Cornish sleep ambassador

The Sleep Health Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Edwina Cornish AO as its inaugural Ambassador. Edwina has extensive experience at the interface between government, research, industry and the higher education sector, and has held numerous board positions. 

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Poor sleep costs $14.4 billion each year: New Report

A new report released today by the Sleep Health Foundation estimates that poor sleep costs Australia $14.4 billion each year in financial costs, with a further $36.6 billion in non-financial costs related to loss of well-being. 

Written by Deloitte Access Economics, the report calculates

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World Sleep Day Friday 19 March 2021 - Regular Sleep, Healthy Future

World Sleep Day Friday 19 March 2021 - Regular Sleep, Healthy Future

World Sleep Day is on Friday 19 March. This annual event highlights the importance of sleep health and encourages us all to prioritise sleep to improve our overall health and well-being.

Sleep is one of the three pillars of a

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Sleep Health Foundation announces the appointment of Professor Shantha Rajaratnam as new Chair

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The Sleep Health Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Shantha Rajaratnam as its new Chair. Shantha takes the reins from longstanding board member Dorothy Bruck, who has stepped down after four years as Chair.

Professor Shantha Rajaratnam has a notable career studying circadian

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Returning to Work Alert

As workplaces reopen, The Sleep Health Foundation (SHF) is recommending employers assess their workplace for optimised alertness, and is offering ways for workers to better manage their sleep health. 


The COVID-19 pandemic has altered people’s regular habits and routines, impacting their

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Sleep in the Time of COVID-19: Top Tips to Catch Zzzz’s

Australians are being urged to avoid late-night drinking and lie-ins to get the quality sleep they need to cope in uncertain times.

With COVID-19 stress prevalent worldwide, the Sleep Health Foundation is warning people to keep consistent bed-time routines to help stay mentally and physically

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Sleep to boost your immunity

Sleep experts are urging Australians to get their 40 winks to help boost immunity.

A growing body of research suggests sleep-deprived people may have suppressed immunity, potentially putting them at greater risk of catching viruses.

“Sleep is now well understood to benefit immunity,” says Dr

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Aussies Lose Sleep After Bushfire Trauma

Sleep experts are warning the aftermath of Australia’s Black Summer has left many with troubling sleep problems as they struggle to deal with unresolved stress and anxiety.

Getting good sleep is critical to support emotional stability and future planning during the recovery phase of the nation’s

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Sleep struggles chronic and widespread: Study

More than half of adult Australians are suffering from at least one chronic sleep symptom that is affecting their ability to live a healthy, happy life, new research shows.

A report commissioned by the Sleep Health Foundation reveals how common symptoms of insomnia is across the adult population

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