Insomnia & Sleep Health

Mission Statement

To act as a focus for those members of the ASA who have an interest in Insomnia and its treatment. Insomnia is a common and distressing difficulty in falling asleep, going back to sleep or waking too early.

 

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Additional Information

General Information about Insomnia [link]

Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders [link]

Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome [link]

Health Professionals Information [link]

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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