Aussie Sleep Warning Goes Global

An Australian report warning of a sleep crisis Down Under has caught the attention of global health experts working to establish sleep as a top priority worldwide.

The leading medical journal SLEEP has published results of a startling report from Australia that reveals the $66 billion annual cost

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Aussie teens forgo sleep for screens

A new research report from health promotion foundation VicHealth and the Sleep Health Foundation has found Australian teenagers are missing out on crucial sleep, with screen time, caffeine and stress keeping them awake.

The research found that the average teenager only got between 6.5 and 7.5

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Stop Tired Drivers Getting Behind Wheel: Report

Sleep starved Australians should be treated like drunks and barred from getting behind the wheel of a car to stop them harming other drivers, a hard-hitting new report recommends.

The Sleep Health Foundation Report by Deloitte Access Economics, released today, calculates that four in ten

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Sleep Starved Aussies Run Up $66b Bill: Report

Millions of Australians are failing to get the sleep they need to live healthy, happy lives, a national scourge that costs the country $66 billion a year in health bills, lost productivity and wellbeing, a new report says.

The Sleep Health Foundation Report by Deloitte Access Economics released 8

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Bad Sleep and Sick Days Are Cosy Bedfellows: Study

A quarter of working Australians may have one sick day a month as a consequence of poor sleep, a new survey reveals.

Sleep specialists are urging bosses to help their employees get their 40 winks on the back of a study that confirms sleep problems and sick days go hand in hand, even among

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Want a Smarter, Safer Office? Change the Light Bulbs, Sleep Experts Urge

Bosses should swap old-school lights for brighter, enriched bulbs if they want more alert employees and bigger profits, a leading coalition of sleep health experts has warned.

The Sleep Health Foundation has partnered with the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity to

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Sleep-Smart Rosters Help Keep Doctors Sharper and Safer

An Australian-first body clock rostering system trial underway at two leading Victorian hospitals aims to improve doctors’ performance and wellbeing and enhance patient safety. The country’s best sleep researchers have joined forces to create a staff rostering schedule for shift work that best

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Sleepiness Epidemic Hits Nation

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 new 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

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Information about common sleep problems now available for Chinese speakers

Thanks to a grant from the Australian Chinese Community Foundation Inc., the Sleep Health Foundation, Australia’s leading advocate for better sleep, has produced four of its popular fact sheets in Chinese Simplified. The fact sheets available in Chinese Simplified are written by experts and give

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Fact Sheets available in Chinese

Thanks to a grant from the Australian Chinese Community Foundation Inc we have translated four of our most popular fact sheets into Chinese Simplified. These fact sheets are written by experts and give information about:  

  • Insomnia  
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) 
  • Continuous

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Hot Night Survival Guide: No Clothes, No Cuddling

Get naked, don’t snuggle and avoid the bedroom until you’re yawning.

Australia’s Sleep Health Foundation is issuing hot tips to get a decent night’s slumber as the mercury climbs to new heights this summer.

“These hot nights can take a heavy toll on your sleep,” says Professor Dorothy Bruck

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Damaging Sleep Problems Going Untreated

Insomnia and severe snoring problems are widespread in Australia and New Zealand but just one in every three sufferers seek the help they need, sleep experts warn.

Health specialists are using Sleep Awareness Week starting July 4 to highlight concerns that too many people in are living with

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