Sleep Medicine

Editor in Chief, Darren R Mansfield

Associate Editors Nick Antic, Shantha MW Rajaratnam, Matthew T Naughton

Published in 2017, this textbook describes the basic physiology of sleep and the range of sleep disorders and their consequences including disorders in children and older people, sleep

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Nine expert tips to beat jetlag

Sleepless night and hazy days on holiday – be gone! Already dreading your next long-haul flight? Then keep reading as Professor Dorothy Bruck from the Sleep Health Foundation shares her expert tips on how to combat jetlag so you can get the most of your next holiday!

Get adjusted to the time

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A Good Night's Sleep and a Good Memory Go Hand in Hand

by Melissa Gibbs, guest blogger

As exam time looms ahead at most modern day Universities, it is common for students to stay up all night cramming, convinced that a few more crucial hours of study can seal the deal in so far as remembering important information is concerned. A recent study by

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While you are sleeping

Sleep your way to health.

Your body doesn't switch off when you shut your eyes – it's working for your mood, weight loss and overall wellbeing. Here's how:

  • Sleep is as essential as keeping fit and eating well.
  • Sleep is the third part of a healthy lifestyle along with healthy eating and regular

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The Sleep Journey

We think about it constantly. It's as important as eating, breathing and walking the dog, but for many people sleep often plays hard-to-get.
Here are some easy tips to help maximise those eight+ hours a night.

1. Set your alarm clock for the same time each day
Getting up in the morning is never

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Sleep disorders and cardiovascular morbidities

The Heart Research Centre, in Melbourne is organising a 'Sleep disorders and cardiovascular morbidities' one day training course on Thursday 19 March 2015.

Training booklet information:
Sleep disorders and cardiovascular morbidities
Sleep disorders in cardiovascular patients are widely undiagnosed

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Sleep’s Marketing Problem: You ‘Have To’ Go to Bed

It's 7 p.m. My children should be winding down for sleep, but my 6-year-old cannot fathom leaving his Lego X-Wing Fighter incomplete. My 3-year-old won't brush her teeth. When she finally does, she decides she "must" change her pajamas again.

I hear my husband — running low on patience — say

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Seeking High profile person with sleep health interest

Do you have a patient, colleague or friend who could become a 'champion' for sleep disorders and sleep issues? The person we are looking for should be well known in Australia and have a media profile. The Sleep Health Foundation is interested in working with such a person to help promote awareness

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Canberra Meetings Update

As promised in the recent Foundation e-newsletter here is an update on the meetings I recently attended in Canberra with colleagues from the Australasian Sleep Association.

Parliamentary Seminar
On March 19 the Foundation and the ASA presented a seminar entitled “Poor Sleep: A Challenge to

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Employee Smartphone Usage, Sleep and Productivity

Smartphones are ubiquitous in modern life. They are an essential tool for communication, information storage and retrieval as well as entertainment. Many organisations supply smartphones, as well as similar technology (e.g. tablet PCs and laptops) to their employees in order improve productivity

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School time sleep routine tips

Back to School sleep tips.

Now is the time to start getting your children back into the school time sleep routine. 

Top tips for getting into a back-to-school sleep schedule:

  • Move bedtimes up by 30 minutes each night until you’ve hit the target time for bed.
  • Turn off the television

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Are some insomnia symptoms easier to treat than others?

Many insomnia symptoms are readily treated with interventions such as encouraging, teaching, and reinforcing healthy behaviours, as well as eliminating poor sleep habits that contribute to sleep difficulties.

A simple example: removal of technology from the bedroom and eliminating computer use one

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