Australia 2018: Sleep Health Foundation

Delegate: Sleep Health Foundation, Australia

Affiliations: Australasian Sleep Association and the Alertness Cooperative Research Centre

Short Bio: he Sleep Health Foundation is Australia’s leading advocate for sleep health. The Foundation aims to improve people’s sleep and their lives by promoting healthy sleep, raising awareness of sleep disorders and building partnerships with organisations. Free, independent, expert-reviewed fact sheets on every aspect of sleep are available at
About the CRC for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC)

The Alertness CRC is an industry focused research program committed to maximising alertness in the workplace. The mission of the Alertness CRC is to 1) Promote the prevention and control of sleep loss and sleep disorders, and 2) Develop new tools and products for individuals and organisations to improve alertness, productivity and safety.
About the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA). The ASA is the peak scientific body in Australia and New Zealand representing clinicians, scientists and researchers in the broad area of Sleep. Our vision is the provision of world standard research, education and training, and establishment of clinical standards to ensure clinical best practice in sleep medicine resulting in an informed community with healthy sleep practices. ASA is registered as a Health Promotion Charity, enabling donors to claim tax deductions for any donations to the Association.

Activity: The Sleep Health Foundation, The Australasian Sleep Association and The Alertness CRC pooled resources and planned to celebrate World Sleep Day Downunder. Instead of one big activity, or several little activities we worked together to produce an infographic designed specifically for WSD 2018. We distributed this widely and also created a poster that people could download and print themselves to display in their various workplaces. We also created a joint media alert that was distributed to traditional and social media (Twitter and Facebook) and which resulted in many hundreds and in some cases many thousands of views, one post from the ASA reached almost 20,000 people. We were pleased with the media interest and the coverage of WSD in Australia.

Location: All around Australia

Date of Activity: Mostly on March 16, 2018

Submitted By: Moira Junge