Sleep Talking in Canberra

The Australian Parliament’s Health, Aged Care and Sport Committee will be holding a roundtable public hearing in Canberra today as part of its Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness in Australia.

The Committee Chair, Mr Trent Zimmerman MP, said that ‘as many as four out of every ten Australians are getting insufficient sleep at least a couple of nights a week. In addition, it is estimated that 9 per cent of Australians have sleep disorders such as sleep apnoea and insomnia.’

‘The Committee will meet with medical groups, researchers, and government agencies to discuss how to raise awareness of the importance of sleep health in the Australian community and how people with sleeping disorders are supported and treated.’

‘In addition, the Committee will hear personal accounts from individuals who have a sleep disorder, or are caring for a family member with a sleep disorder, regarding the social, financial, and physical impacts of living with a sleep disorder’, Mr Zimmerman said.

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