News – August 2013

New hope to treat misdiagnosed sleep disorder

People with delayed sleep phase disorder (DSPD) are often misdiagnosed as having insomnia Professor Ron Grunstein, states that “[people] just think they have trouble getting off to sleep and trouble waking up not realising that what they have is actually a condition that needs to be treated”. The cause of the sleep disorder is believed to be due to a problem with the body’s internal circadian clock however this is yet to be confirmed. A new clinical trial is underway to investigate melatonin as a treatment option for DSPD. Read more… To participate in this study please click here…

FREE Snoring and Sleep Health Seminar, 25th September: Do you or someone in your family snore?

Did you know snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, a serious disorder where you stop breathing repeatedly during sleep? Attend the Woolcock Institute’s free public snoring and sleep health seminar to learn more about snoring and the effects on you and your family's health. Click here for more information …