Research over the past 15 years has resulted in an explosive growth in our understanding of the consequences of poor sleep, which include increased risk of mental and physical illness, car and industrial accidents and productivity loss at work.

With sleep disorders costing the Australian community $10 billion a year, sleep science research has far-ranging implications for improving individual health and well-being and for optimising shift scheduling, safety and productivity. 

Western Australia has been a leader in Australian sleep medicine for many year's and UWA's Centre for Sleep Science provides another unique opportunity for Western Australia to be at the forefront of sleep research and sleep education, through the Centre's research into the causes of poor sleep.

Headed by Winthrop Professor Peter Eastwood, the Centre has undergone a $1 million upgrade and comes equipped with state-of-the-art sleep recording and analysis equipment.