Chronobiology

Aims

  1. To promote research collaboration and clinical practice in chronobiology including circadian physiology and its influence on the sleep-wake cycle, symptomology of circadian disruption, and the diagnosis and treatment of circadian rhythm sleep disorders.
  2. To provide expertise to colleagues and the general public on biological rhythms as they relate to sleep and waking alertness for the identification, management and prevention of circadian disruption.
  3. To contribute to the organisation of Annual Scientific Meetings of the Australasian Sleep Association.

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Additional Information

Health Professionals Information [link]

Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders [link]

Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome [link]

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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