July 29, 2019

Get Sleepfit this Sleep Awareness Week

Northern Health has joined forces with Sleepfit to celebrate Sleep Awareness Week from 5 – 11 August. Sleepfit is a digital health company focused on bringing sleep health to millions globally, working with organisations to provide awareness, education, screening and treatment at scale for sleep issues and disorders.

Staff will have access to two great offerings – Sleepfit Essentials – a tool for understanding your sleep health, risks and action plan, and attendance to a Seminar delivered by the CEO of Sleepfit, Melissa Webster (pictured above).

Melissa is an advocate for evidence-based strategies and works with a talented team of people including sleep and respiratory physicians and clinical psychologists.

Northern Health Workplace Wellbeing Coordinator, Alison O’Sullivan, says, “We are very excited to welcome Melissa all the way from Sydney to teach us how we can get more from life simply through a proper night’s sleep!”

To learn more about why sleep is so important, how sleep works and strategies you can use to boost your sleep, Melissa will be running two sleep seminars on Wednesday, 14 August.

  • Seminar 1, 1.30 pm – 3 pm (NCHER Lecture Theatre 1) This Seminar will also be video linked to Bundoora Centre (Meeting and IT Training Room, First Floor) and Broadmeadows Hospital (Meeting Room 1 and 2).
  • Seminar 2, 5 pm – 6.30 pm (Northern Hospital Lecture Theatre 1 – near library)

To secure your place, click here to book.

“Ideally, it’s important to complete the five minute Sleep Essentials quiz online prior to the seminar, so Melissa can answer any of your burning questions and help you better understand your sleeping needs,” Alison adds.

“To ensure our staff have access to this great tool, the Sleep Essentials quiz will remain open for the month of August,” she adds.

The Essentials report will show you your risk of common sleep disorders, and, in addition, areas where small changes to your lifestyle and sleeping habits could lead to big changes in your energy and wellbeing. It will also provide you with a personalised sleep action plan and tip sheets – if you’re at high risk of a sleep disorder, you can download a report for your GP as part of your action plan.

To complete the quiz, click here.