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Sleep Health Foundation

Sleep Health Foundation


Improving people’s lives by helping them to understand the value of getting a good night’s sleep.


The leading national advocate for sleep health.

Our strategic priorities
• Advocacy
• Health Promotion
• Community Education
• Working in partnership with other health organisations
• Assuring sleep therapy best practice
• Research partnership programs

In nine years, the Sleep Health Foundation (Foundation) has established a dynamic presence. We are spreading the sleep health message through a strong media and internet presence, engagement with government and community leaders, interaction with other health bodies, and an ongoing program of development and distribution of educational materials designed for the public by sleep experts.

Aims and objectives

The Foundation is Australia’s leading advocate for healthy sleep and helping people to understand the value of getting a good night’s sleep. It aims to improve people’s lives by promoting sleep, advocating to governments and the community and raising awareness of sleep disorders.

We are advocates for healthy sleep – The Foundation delivers a strong consistent sleep health message to the community and its leaders through its media, social media and website resources and direct dialogue.

We are raising awareness of sleep problems – Our work has attracted widespread attention in print and broadcast media. Our website is a popular resource. Our social media presence is growing. Our work with political leaders has resulted in recent Parliamentary Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness in Australia.

We are educating the community about sleep health – Our popular information sheets about sleep and its problems are freely available through our website and social media outlets. Co-branding and website links can help your organisation build an association with good sleep health.

We are building partnerships with organisations to promote sleep health –

We are fostering the common ground between community, professional and business interests that relates to identifying and dealing with sleep problems. A cohesive approach is the result. Current partners include patient groups (such as Sleep Disorders Australia), professional organisations (such as the Australasian Sleep Association), businesses (through our corporate partner program) and research bodies (such as the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity).

We encourage and endorse best practice standards – Foundation recognition helps ensure partners are recognized and rewarded for the quality of their products. The Code of Practice for Suppliers of Sleep Therapies is endorsed by sleep professionals as a reference point for their patients.

We support research and development – through our research partnership programs.



Sleep Facts for Parents: Things you should know about sleep deprivation

Why is sleep so important? Sleep is vital for children’s and adolescents’ wellbeing. Evidence shows that children and adolescents who do not get enough sleep have more trouble learning. They are less attentive and motivated, have poor problem solving, increased… Continue Reading >

Being a parent and a carer and the importance of good sleep in the early years

by Dr Moira Junge Health Psychologist and CEO, Sleep Health Foundation Naturally, when it comes to parents and carers there is more focus on the sleep of their babies and children than on their own sleep patterns. This is inevitable… Continue Reading >

Signs your child isn’t getting enough sleep due to technology overuse

What are some signs that your child or adolescent isn’t getting enough sleep, perhaps through overusing technology? ● Depressed mood,(5) irritability during offline social interactions ● Hyperactivity at school (6) ● Reluctance/arguing about getting off phones/devices and going to bed… Continue Reading >

Tips to Help Baby Sleep Better; Sleep Tips for New Mothers

  Welcoming your newborn baby home is an exciting experience but it’s a well-known fact that babies can also turn your world “upside down” for a while until they establish sleep routines. To help you ensure that both you, as… Continue Reading >

Sleep Health Foundation brings you Sleep Awareness Week

August 3-9 2020, Australia Sleep Awareness Week (SAW) is held annually in Australia, and at different times throughout the world and is an awareness raising campaign to advocate for the importance of sleep to our overall health. Over the coming… Continue Reading >

Aussies Lose Sleep After Bushfire Trauma

Sleep experts are warning the aftermath of Australia’s Black Summer has left many with troubling sleep problems as they struggle to deal with unresolved stress and anxiety. Getting good sleep is critical to support emotional stability and future planning during… Continue Reading >

World Sleep Day (WSD) 2020

This year’s international theme is Better Sleep. Better Life. Better Planet. This is a global day highlighting the importance of sleep and calls upon communities around the world to take some action in relation to sleep health. The Sleep Health… Continue Reading >



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