Australiasia is a world leader in sleep research. Each year, the Australasian Sleep Association, join the Australasian Sleep Technologists Association to convene an Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) where much of the latest research is presented. The programs are designed to ensure they appeal to workers in every field of sleep health. A trade exhibition is held in conjunction with these conferences.
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."
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.
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.