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

  • Sleep apps may leave you sleepless, health experts warn

    3rd Mar 15

    "Pouring over data on your sleep can be fun and may even shed some light on how you sleep, but there can be a downside," says Dr Siobhan Banks, a Senior Researcher at the Sleep Health Foundation.

    “These monitors might give you false reassurance or worse still, more anxiety about not getting 'enough' sleep that can lead to yet more troubles with sleeping."

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  • Shift workers pay a heavy price for abnormal sleep patterns

    2nd Mar 15

    Australian researchers believe there could be a link between night work and obesity, and are using a time isolation facility to test their theory.

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  • Alcohol and Sleep

    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.

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