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 DownUnder 2014

    Sleep DownUnder 2014

    Sleep DownUnder 2014 is will be held from 9-11 October 2014 at the Perth Convention Centre.

    Abstract Submissions:
    Abstract Submissions will open shortly.
    Close - 2nd June 2014

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  • Oral Sleep Medicine Course 2014

    Oral Sleep Medicine Course 2014

    The 7th Annual Oral Sleep Medicine Course will be held from 7-8 October 2014 at the Perth 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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  • 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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  • SHF

    SHF's Information Library

    This checklist was prepared by the Sleep Health Foundation to provide health professionals and patients with a useful guide to finding information on specific sleep disorders. Each of the topics listed refers to an information sheet that is available from the Foundation Website here.

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  • Sleep Medicine and Sleep Services in Australasia.

    Sleep Medicine and Sleep Services in Australasia.

    As part of the 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting, a special history session was organised. To view the video click here

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Latest News

  • Losing sleep kills brain cells

    21st Mar 14

    Not getting enough sleep could cause up to 25 percent of certain brain cells to die, according to US scientists.

    The team from the University of Pennsylvania kept lab mice awake to simulate working night shifts, giving them three days with only four to five hours sleep per 24 hours.

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  • World Sleep Day – Friday 14th March - Targets Children

    13th Mar 14

    ASA & SHF Media Release for World Sleep Day

    "You need a good night's sleep if you want to grow strong, think clearly and feel good," says sleep researcher Dr Sarah Biggs, coordinator of the event co-hosted by the Australasian Sleep Association and Sleep Health Foundation.

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  • The upslope of nocturnal melatonin profiles

    10th Feb 14

    A Flinders University study compared nocturnal melatonin profiles of individuals with Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder and normal sleepers during a 22-hour modified constant routine involving constant bed rest in dim light (<10 lux). 

     

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