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Snoring, Sleeping Pills and Snacking in Spotlight


Sleep Congress Puts Snoring, Sleeping Pills and Snacking in Spotlight

More than 500 of Australasia’s best sleep specialists will gather in Auckland this week to reveal new research that will help millions of snorers, shift workers and fatigued teens get their forty winks.

The annual trans-Tasman sleep conference showcases the newest exciting clinical research to improve the sleep of everyone from babies and new mums to teens and the elderly.

Sleep DownUnder 2017, to be held October 26-28, will investigate every angle of our night time slumber, including problems like snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia and narcolepsy. Among the discoveries are a raft of surprising new ideas and treatments to help New Zealanders sleep better.

“Getting a good night’s sleep is vitally important to help maintain good health, happy mood, a healthy weight and good relationships,” says Ken Whyte, Chair of the New Zealand branch of the Australasian Sleep Association, which is hosting the conference.

“It is an essential part of a healthy life but for many New Zealanders getting that eight hours of good quality sleep each night can be a real challenge. We’re here to help, with the latest updates on how to do it well, what to avoid and what happens when you don’t enough.

New research this year will reveal how snoring affects memory, why women are better sleepers than men, and why too many people think it’s okay to drive on sleeping tablets.

The 29th annual scientific conference will open on Thursday, October 26 at the Auckland SkyCity Convention Centre. More than 550 delegates will attend across three days, with 200 abstracts to be presented on all aspects of sleep health and sleep disorders.


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