Health Professionals Information

Despite a rising awareness of the importance of sleep to our health, well-being and safety, the nature of sleep and the disorders that affect it are not well understood by our community. The information given here is aimed to assist Health Professionals understand a number of important issues affecting sleep.

New Infant Sleep eLearning Program

The Medical Journal of Australia

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Children

Night Wakings in Children

Insomnia

Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders and Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Latest News

  • Losing sleep kills brain cells

    21st Mar 14

    Not getting enough sleep could cause up to 25 percent of certain brain cells to die, according to US scientists.

    The team from the University of Pennsylvania kept lab mice awake to simulate working night shifts, giving them three days with only four to five hours sleep per 24 hours.

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  • World Sleep Day – Friday 14th March - Targets Children

    13th Mar 14

    ASA & SHF Media Release for World Sleep Day

    "You need a good night's sleep if you want to grow strong, think clearly and feel good," says sleep researcher Dr Sarah Biggs, coordinator of the event co-hosted by the Australasian Sleep Association and Sleep Health Foundation.

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  • The upslope of nocturnal melatonin profiles

    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). 

     

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