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Translating sleep research into clinical practice

"Leading sleep health researcher and Bond University Executive Dean Professor Nick Zwar recently told newsGP that for some GPs, it may ‘not always be easy to know’ what assessments to do and where to refer patients with sleep disorders.

Given that obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and insomnia commonly present in primary care, GPs and the practice team have a key role to play in reducing their impact on physical and mental health, according to Professor Zwar’s research at the National Centre for Sleep Health Services.

To further support GPs in this space, the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) was recently awarded a three-year Australian Government Health Peak and Advisory Bodies grant, linked to the National Preventive Health Strategy priorities.

The funding will enable development of a GP education program to improve access and use of evidence-based sleep disorder resources by GPs, practice nurses and psychologists....."

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