Waking up to the importance of sleep

A welter of new research presented at this year’s scientific meeting of Australasian Sleep Association signals a growing awareness of the importance of sleep, says the organisation’s president, Dr Nick Antic (pictured).

“There’s increasing evidence linking poor sleep to a range of health issues, including cardiovascular disease and mental health. At the conference this year there was a lot of discussion about obstructive sleep apnoea and cognitive impairment, following research suggesting that we flush