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]
3rd Dec 13
There’s more bad news for women with sleep apnea. A new study from the UCLA School of Nursing shows that the body’s autonomic responses — the controls that impact such functions as blood pressure, heart rate and sweating — are weaker in people with obstructive sleep apnea but are even more diminished in women.
25th Nov 13
Regular bedtimes make for well-rested children, writes Sarah Biggs. An Australian study of almost 2000 school-aged children recently showed that, when compared with a child with the same bedtime (less than 30 minutes difference across the week), a child with a 60-minute difference was twice as likely to display hyperactive behaviours and have problems controlling their emotions.
6th Nov 13
Treasurer Joe Hockey says the Government will ditch or change tax measures proposed by the previous Labor government at a cost of $3.1 billion to the budget, including a contentious cap on self-education expenses.