Rise and try to shine: the social and economic costs of sleep disorders

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A new report released today by the Sleep Health Foundation, estimates around 1 in 10 Australians have a sleep disorder that can substantially affect their well-being, safety and productivity.  Apart from the personal distress these problems cause, the report shows they have a large economic

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Sleep deficits in Australian Carers

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Understanding and helping the sleep deficits of Australian carers
The health and wellbeing of Australia’s 2.65 million unpaid carers is being negatively impacted by significant sleep disruptions, with some reporting as little as 3-hours sleep per night.

An online survey of 500 carers commissioned

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Chronic Insomnia Disorder in Australia

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 Sleep Health Foundation reveals how common symptoms of insomnia is across the adult population. It

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Reducing Sleep Disruption in Carers

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The research team, CQUniversity has identified via a formal systematic review of the relevant literature, that inadequate sleep for many carers is a major factor affecting their health and wellbeing.

Carers Australia commissioned the Sleep Health Foundation to broker this important

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Bedtime Reading - Parliamentary Inquiry Report

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The Federal Government Report on the Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness was tabled in Parliament on 4 April 2019. We are pleased to report that, from our brief considerations so far, the recommendations appear to be thorough, well-targeted and helpful towards fulfilling our aim of improving

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Addressing Inadequate Sleep in the Australian Community

Joint Sleep Health Foundation - Australasian Sleep Association Pre-Budget Submission 2019

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This pre-budget submission requests funding to address a growing national problem with important health, well-being and economic consequences: inadequate sleep.

Sleep is a fundamental biological need which

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Sleep Health in Australia’s Federal Parliament House

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This report describes the sleep habits of individuals working at Parliament House in Canberra.  This Actiwatch study of the sleep habits of 50 politicians, staffers and media people was conducted in late 2018 over one week when Parliament was sitting and one week when they were not

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Cost Effectiveness of CPAP Therapy for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

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This report, commissioned by the Sleep Health Foundation, conducts a comprehensive evidence synthesis from national and international medical literature examining the healthcare impact of obstructive sleep apnoea, and the beneficial effects of CPAP treatment and carefully translates this evidence

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A consensus opinion amongst stakeholders as to benefits of obstructive sleep apnoea treatment for cardiovascular health

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Sickness absenteeism is associated with sleep problems independent of sleep disorders

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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 people

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Sleep and mental well-being: exploring the links

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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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Asleep on the job: Costs of inadequate sleep in Australia

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Key points from the Sleep Health Foundation report by Deloitte Access Economics 2017 - Asleep on the Job: Counting the cost of poor sleep

What is the report about?

The report investigated the economic consequences of inadequate sleep.

Inadequate sleep and daytime excessive sleepiness can arise

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