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

  • 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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  • Sleep: The unascertained necessity

    10th Dec 14

    “There is good evidence that sleep acts like a glue that holds memories together – that it’s important for memory consolidation, and the flip side, forgetting,” says Associate Professor Kurt Lushington, director of the Centre for Sleep Research at the University of South Australia.

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  • NHMRC Recipients

    24th Oct 14

    On 17 October 2014, the outcomes of several major National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia funding schemes were announced. A total of 8 sleep and circadian related project grants were awarded.

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