ASA memberships are designed to ensure that any individuals with an active interest in sleep can join the ASA at a price and involvement level, suitable to them. All members receive quarterly newsletters, regular e-newsletters and access to the Members Only section of the ASA website, including access to members only material and our Members Directory.
The ASA also has six Special Interest Groups, covering the areas of Chronobiology, Dental-Orofacial, Insomnia & Sleep Health, Neurology, Paediatric and Respiratory. All members are welcome and encouraged to join our special interest groups.
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.
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.
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.