Sleep: the third pillar of health

Sleep is a fundamental human need and, along with good nutrition and physical exercise, it is one of the three pillars of good health. We have known the importance of sleep for decades yet for many reasons, sleep health has not received the attention it deserves. There are still many who think sleep is a waste of time and that they will “sleep what they die". In reality very few people can survive on minimal sleep without significant health impacts. Fatigue also results in decreased productivity and is the cause of more road accidents than alcohol and drug use combined. This talk with look at some of the myths, the health issues associated with sleep and the latest research findings of interest.


Professor Robert Adams, MBBS, FRACP, FRCP (London), MD is a specialist respiratory and general physician with extensive experience in public health, clinical epidemiology and health services research. He is Professor of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health at Flinders University, and a Staff Consultant in the Respiratory and Sleep Service, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network. He is a board member of The Sleep Health Foundation.

8:30pm @The Colonist, 44 The Parade, NORWOOD 5067

Also speaking at this location at 6:30pm is Andrew Lowe.