Why is sleep important?
Difficulty sleeping or breathing can result in a poor quality of life, increased morbidity and even mortality. And many sleep disorders are connected to cardiovascular disease (CVD). In 2010 an estimated 1.5 million Australians aged 20 or over had sleep disorders.
Poor sleep quality may cause or contribute to CVD, and CVD may perturb sleep. More than 50% of patients with heart failure have sleep abnormalities. We are committed to providing the best possible outcomes and comprehensive access to treatment.