If you are a member of SDA you can access the videos of all of the information sessions from our expo in the member's area of our website - coming soon.
Over the weekend of 9 and 10th April 2022 Brisbane became a hub for sleep medicine, and education with the first ever FREE Sleep Health & Wellbeing Expo on Saturday 9th April followed by the Idiopathic Hypersomnia and Narcolepsy Education Day on Sunday 10th April at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
In order to maintain a well-balanced, healthy lifestyle it’s important to give the same level of care and attention to 4 elements, known as “Pillars of Health”;
• Sleep • Mindset • Exercise • Nutrition
These four pillars are our foundation for good health. If one or more of these pillars are not in place it will have a negative impact on the others. Having a good night’s sleep is important for brain function, muscle repair, and metabolism. So, even if you exercise daily and maintain a balanced diet, if your sleep is poor you may struggle to achieve your desired results. Likewise, if your mindset and exercise is comprised this can have a negative impact on the quality of your sleep. This can set off a vicious cycle that can be hard to get out of.
The Sleep Health & Wellbeing Expo is a FREE industry-leading event providing an unparalleled opportunity for people to discover and connect with community services, businesses, and organisations within the sleep, and allied health care industries. Our event is not just an expo, it also features a diverse and comprehensive speaker program developed by qualified sleep and allied health care professionals.
Sleep is often overlooked as being important to our health. However, research shows that without adequate sleep our health, resilience and performance is greatly impacted. Our goal is to shine a light on the importance of good sleep health and to show how a holistic approach, incorporating all 4 pillars of health is essential to overall wellbeing.
If you are a member of SDA you can access the videos of all the information sessions here.
Following the Sleep Health & Wellbeing Expo on Saturday 9th April we partnered with Hypersomnolence Australia for the Idiopathic Hypersomnia and Narcolepsy Education Day on Sunday 10th April.
Speakers included international sleep researcher and clinician, Professor Yves Dauvilliers, University of Montpellier, France, Professor Ron Grunstein, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and the University of Sydney, and Dr David Cunnington Clinical Chair of the Australasian Sleep Association, and other speakers.
Did you miss this event? There is a video of all the info sessions. Find out more here.