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

  • 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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  • Drinking alcohol before going to sleep reduces chances of feeling rest

    17th Mar 15

    Although drinking alcohol before bed can induce drowsiness, it is proven to disrupt the quality of rest and have negative effects on brain function the next day, according to new research.

    Scientists say that, although drinking alcohol can act as a sedative, it can increase activity in the frontal section of the brain and hamper the chances of deep restorative sleep.

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  • Melatonin and Children

    16th Mar 15

    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research paediatric sleep specialist Dr Chris Seton said melatonin was a better alternative to the antidepressants and blood pressure medication that some parents are using and which caused severe side effects.

    Australasian Sleep Association board member Sadasivam Suresh said studies had been conducted into melatonin and none had found it to be unsafe, but more evidence into its long term effects was needed. As a paediatrician, he prescribed it for short-term use.

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