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

  • Normal sleep needed to break cycle of abuse: child expert

    31st Mar 15

    Abused children need help to sleep normally again if we are to break the abuse cycle, a child expert says.

    Otago University's Wellington paediatrics department head Professor Dawn Elder says social workers and doctors working with families where there has been violence should always check whether the children are sleeping well.

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  • The maths to a healthy sleep and how to calculate what you need

    30th Mar 15

    According to a recent Sleep Health Foundation study, around 30 per cent of Australians complain of insufficient sleep on a daily or near-daily basis.

    Chair Professor David Hillman said a lack of sleep or too much of the wrong sort of sleep was causing the issue.

    "The big national problem is not enough sleep rather than too much, although there are exceptions to that," he told 702 ABC Sydney's Dominic Knight.

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  • Cognitive Strategies in the Treatment of Insomnia: Why and When?

    19th Mar 15

    Registration for the next ASA webinar is now open! The webinar will be presented by Dr Melissa Ree.

    For more information click here

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