Sleep DownUnder 2011

Sleep DownUnder 2011

sleep and the city

sleep and the city was the 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association and the Australasian Sleep Technologists Association, held at the the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney from 27-29 October 2011.

Conference Programme [PDF]

Abstracts were published in the Journal of Sleep Research [Link]

Media contact

Lucy Williams - Mobile: 0403 753 028 email: lawilliam@bigpond.com

Post Graduate Courses

Three Postgraduate Courses were held in conjunction with the Sleep DownUnder 2011 Conference.

Chronobiology in Clinical Practice - brochure and registration form [PDF]

Sleep Medicine Overview - brochure and registration form [PDF]

Staging and Scoring Polysomnogams in Australia and New Zealand - brochure and registration form [PDF]

Latest News

  • Sleep apps may leave you sleepless, health experts warn

    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."

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  • Shift workers pay a heavy price for abnormal sleep patterns

    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.

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  • Alcohol and Sleep

    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.

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