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]
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).
31st Jan 14
Lack of sleep is a pretty common complaint. Excuses for sleep deprivation include anything from having a newborn baby to drinking too much coffee, and we are constantly trying to play "catch up" for those extra hours of shut eye.
There is also plenty or research on the negative impact a lack of sleep can have, including possible links to the development of diabetes and poor study results for students.
17th Dec 13
SLEEP-deprived parents may soon have a way to work out if their child is getting adequate amounts of shut eye.
For the first time Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has tracked the sleeping patterns of 10,000 children aged four months to nine years.