Insufficient or disordered sleep is now recognised as a major cause of reduced alertness, fall-asleep crashes, heart disease, stroke, metabolic dysfunction, impaired neurocognitive performance, impaired mental health and may be associated with long term neurological changes.
Understanding the biology of sleep and maintaining sleep health and the relationship between sleep and a healthy brain mandates an interdisciplinary approach encompassing aspects of sleep medicine, neurology, psychology, epidemiology and physiological signal analysis.
NeuroSleep is an interdisciplinary centre of clinical research excellence funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council over 5 years. NeuroSleep supports world-class research aimed to inform clinical practice and alter health policy. The next generation of researchers will be fostered through the national and international collaborations of the centre.