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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How to Boost your Grey Matter in the Bedroom

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Your memory not what it used to be? Australians are quick to blame their forgetfulness on ageing when the real reason is closer to home, sleep experts warn.

Specialists at the Sleep Health Foundation are

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Parliamentary Sleep Inquiry Outcomes

MEDIA RELEASE 25 July, 2018

National campaign to get Australians sleeping better gets government support

One of the eleven recommendations from the recent federal Sleep Health Awareness Inquiry specifically calls for a national campaign to make the nation sleep better. 

‘We need this

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World-first parliamentary inquiry report marks defining moment for Australia’s Sleep Health

MEDIA RELEASE CANBERRA - Monday, April 8, 2019

World-first parliamentary inquiry report marks defining moment for Australia’s Sleep Health

The final report of a bi-partisan parliamentary inquiry into the nation’s ‘Sleep Health’ has been hailed as a defining moment for patients

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How sleep fit are you?

World Sleep Day sees the launch of Australia’s first national, personalised sleep test – “How sleep fit are you”?

On this World Sleep Day, SleepFit and The Sleep Health Foundation have teamed up to launch Australia’s first national, personalised sleep test. Created by leading sleep experts and

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