Past Conferences

Sleep DownUnder 2011

Sydney Convention Centre, 27-29 October 2011

Sleep DownUnder 2012

Darwin Convention Centre, 10-13 October 2012

Oral Sleep Medicine Course 2011

Sydney Convention Centre, 24-26 October 2011

sleep in Aotearoa

University of Otago Conference Centre, Wellington 4-5 May 2012

Sleep DownUnder 2013

Brisbane Convention Centre, 17-19 October 2013

Oral Sleep Medicine Course 2013

Brisbane Convention Centre, 14-16 October 2013

Sleep and OSA Surgery Dissection Course

Dissection Laboratory, University of Queensland 17-18 October 2013

Sleep in Aotearoa

The ASA and ASTA New Zealand Sleep Meeting was held on the 9th and 10th May 2013 at the Otago University Wellington Conference Centre.

Sleep DownUnder 2014

Oral Sleep Medicine Course 2014

Latest News

  • Cognitive Strategies in the Treatment of Insomnia: Why and When?

    19th Mar 15

    Registration for the next ASA webinar is now open! The webinar will be presented by Dr Melissa Ree.

    For more information click here

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  • Drinking alcohol before going to sleep reduces chances of feeling rest

    17th Mar 15

    Although drinking alcohol before bed can induce drowsiness, it is proven to disrupt the quality of rest and have negative effects on brain function the next day, according to new research.

    Scientists say that, although drinking alcohol can act as a sedative, it can increase activity in the frontal section of the brain and hamper the chances of deep restorative sleep.

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  • Melatonin and Children

    16th Mar 15

    Woolcock Institute of Medical Research paediatric sleep specialist Dr Chris Seton said melatonin was a better alternative to the antidepressants and blood pressure medication that some parents are using and which caused severe side effects.

    Australasian Sleep Association board member Sadasivam Suresh said studies had been conducted into melatonin and none had found it to be unsafe, but more evidence into its long term effects was needed. As a paediatrician, he prescribed it for short-term use.

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