Australasian Sleep Association (ASA)

The Australasian Sleep Association (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.

Vision

A community that recognises the importance of good sleep to health, public safety, productivity and quality of life.

Mission

"The mission of the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) is to promote and foster professional education, training and research in sleep health and sleep science, advance the professional interests of its members, establish clinical standards with the profession and industry and to be the recognised voice of sleep research and clinical expertise."

Goals

In order to achieve its Mission, the ASA will:

  1. Promote Education and Training in sleep health & sleep science within its membership and the other health related professions
  2. Foster Research in sleep health and sleep science
  3. Establish Clinical Standards within the profession and industry
  4. Be the recognised Voice of sleep expertise
  5. Advocate for the professional interests of members
  6. Inform members and the public on sleep health & sleep science
  7. Provide Services to members
  8. Ensure Good Governance within the Association

Constitution

The Australasian Sleep Association became a Company Limited by Guarantee on 1st July 2009, and received an exception to the requirement to use "Limited" in name.

ASA is governed by a constitution that may be viewed by cllicking the link below:

The Constitution of the Australasian Sleep Association Constitution [PDF]

Organisational Overview

Latest News

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    25th Jul 14

    Next time you're arguing black and blue with someone who is assuring you you're wrong, consider how much sleep you've been getting.

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  • Interrupted Sleep Can Be As Harmful As No Sleep

    10th Jul 14

    A new study, published in the journal Sleep Medicine, explains why interrupted sleep can be as physically detrimental as no sleep at all.

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  • To cry or not to cry

    1st Jul 14

    Interesting sleep related information from associated professional group [Australian Psychological Society]. Dr Sarah Blunden reviews the current evidence and practice of managing behavioural sleep issues and crying in infants and discusses the pro/con of the available interventions.

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