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.
A community that recognises the importance of good sleep to health, public safety, productivity and quality of life.
"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."
In order to achieve its Mission, the ASA will:
- Promote Education and Training in sleep health & sleep science within its membership and the other health related professions
- Foster Research in sleep health and sleep science
- Establish Clinical Standards within the profession and industry
- Be the recognised Voice of sleep expertise
- Advocate for the professional interests of members
- Inform members and the public on sleep health & sleep science
- Provide Services to members
- Ensure Good Governance within the Association
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:
3rd Dec 13
There’s more bad news for women with sleep apnea. A new study from the UCLA School of Nursing shows that the body’s autonomic responses — the controls that impact such functions as blood pressure, heart rate and sweating — are weaker in people with obstructive sleep apnea but are even more diminished in women.
25th Nov 13
Regular bedtimes make for well-rested children, writes Sarah Biggs. An Australian study of almost 2000 school-aged children recently showed that, when compared with a child with the same bedtime (less than 30 minutes difference across the week), a child with a 60-minute difference was twice as likely to display hyperactive behaviours and have problems controlling their emotions.
6th Nov 13
Treasurer Joe Hockey says the Government will ditch or change tax measures proposed by the previous Labor government at a cost of $3.1 billion to the budget, including a contentious cap on self-education expenses.