To act as a focus for those members of the ASA who have an interest in the respiratory aspects of sleep medicine and sleep science.
- To encourage involvement of physicians, scientists, nurses, physiotherapists, CPAP therapists and others interested in the respiratory aspects of sleep, to be involved in the affairs of the association.
- To support the ASA annual scientific meeting, especially with the respiratory aspects of the meeting.
- To advise the Board on the respiratory aspects of sleep when needed.
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea [link]
9th Oct 14
Dr Michael Hlavac, NZ Branch Committee chairman of the Australasian Sleep Association and director of the sleep unit at Christchurch Hospital, said about 20 per cent of adults had sleep apnoea. It was twice as common in men.
25th Jul 14
Next time you're arguing black and blue with someone who is assuring you you're wrong, consider how much sleep you've been getting.
10th Jul 14
A new study, published in the journal Sleep Medicine, explains why interrupted sleep can be as physically detrimental as no sleep at all.