Welcome to Australasian Sleep Association

The ASA is the peak scientific body in Australia & New Zealand representing clinicians, scientists and researchers in the broad area of Sleep. A company limited by guarantee, ASA is run by a Board of Directors, consisting of elected members of the Association.

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  • Sleep Pyschology Course

    Sleep Pyschology Course

    The Australian Psychological Society (APS) practice certificate in sleep psychology has been developed by the APS Institute in close collaboration with the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA).

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  • Sleep DownUnder 2015

    Sleep DownUnder 2015

    Sleep DownUnder 2015 will be held from 22-24 October 2015 at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

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  • Oral Sleep Medicine Course 2015

    Oral Sleep Medicine Course 2015

    The 8th Annual Oral Sleep Medicine Course will be held from 19-21 October 2015 at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

    More details will be available shortly

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  • The Medical Journal of Australia

    The Medical Journal of Australia

    Sleep disorders: a practical guide for Australian health care practitioners

    This supplement was sponsored by the
    Australasian Sleep Association and the Sleep Health Foundation.

    To view please click here

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  • Adult and Paediatric Sleep Medicine Short Course

    Adult and Paediatric Sleep Medicine Short Course

    The short course 'Adult and paediatric sleep medicine: Essentials for trainees and clinicians' will be held at Neuroscience Research Australia, Barker Street, Randwick NSW on 21st February 2015.

    For more information click here

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  • Information for Health Professionals

    Information for Health Professionals

    ASA has a series of information sheets aimed to assist Health Professionals understand a number of important issues affecting sleep. This month's information sheet in focus is 'Insomnia'. Please click here to view the brochure

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Latest News

  • Alcohol and Sleep

    19th Jan 15

    Having a drink before bedtime might make you fall asleep a little faster. But the sleep you get after imbibing may not be so restful, finds a new paper in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

    Building upon earlier research, Christian Nicholas and his colleagues at the University of Melbourne found that alcohol just before sleep can lead to poorer quality slumber.

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  • Sleep: The unascertained necessity

    10th Dec 14

    “There is good evidence that sleep acts like a glue that holds memories together – that it’s important for memory consolidation, and the flip side, forgetting,” says Associate Professor Kurt Lushington, director of the Centre for Sleep Research at the University of South Australia.

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  • NHMRC Recipients

    24th Oct 14

    On 17 October 2014, the outcomes of several major National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia funding schemes were announced. A total of 8 sleep and circadian related project grants were awarded.

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