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

  • 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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