Sleep Services Directory
This list only includes individuals who are members
of the ASA. The ASA does not endorse any of the individuals or their services.
Where sleep testing can be undertaken. Referral is needed from a sleep specialist before testing can be undertaken
Sleep Physicians are experts in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders. A referral from a GP or other specialist is required before an appointment can be made.
These services include ENT surgeons, physiotherapist and sleep equipment suppliers. ASA recommends that individuals have seen a sleep physician, and have a referral, or prescription before using these supplementary sleep services.
These dentists are members of ASA and have an interest in the fitting of Oral Appliances for the treatment of sleep disordered breathing and snoring. It is recommended that individuals have seen a sleep specialist to ensure this is the most appropriate treatment, prior to having an oral appliance fitted. Referral to a sleep specialist can be organised by a dentist but ordering a sleep study needs to be done via your general medical practitioner.
Insomnia Treatment Services
These ASA members specialise in the treatment of insomnia promoting cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as the first treatment approach. A referral from a GP may be required to access these services.
These clinics specialise in the treatment of children with sleep disorders. A referral from a GP or other specialist is required before an appointment can be made.
Sleep Research Groups
This is list of Australian and New Zealand sleep research laboratories, which have requested that their details be included. They do not undertake clinical sleep testing unless otherwise indicated.
19th Mar 15
Registration for the next ASA webinar is now open! The webinar will be presented by Dr Melissa Ree.
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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.
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.