- 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.
- 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.
- To contribute to the organisation of Annual Scientific Meetings of the Australasian Sleep Association.
Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome [link]
13th May 13
Teachers are warning parents to ensure their children get enough sleep to do well at school, as experts fear late-night use of mobiles and computers are interfering with results.
Following a study suggesting Australian year 4 students were the fifth most sleep-deprived of the 50 countries examined, the Australian Education Union is calling on parents to be more vigilant in ensuring kids do not miss out on much-needed rest.
30th Apr 13
MELBOURNE sleep clinics have reported a surge in the number of women seeking help with snoring. Growing waistlines have been cited as a reason for the phenomenon, which is also linked to sleep apnoea.
17th Apr 13
THERE is a small number of Australians who can function on a tiny amount of sleep.
Margaret Thatcher accomplished many things as one of the UK’s longest-serving - and most divisive - prime ministers. But one of her universally appreciated qualities was her ability to get by in the top job on only four hours sleep each day, which researchers describe as a rare attribute.