The Importance of Sleep for Health and Performance Webinar

The Importance of Sleep for Health and Performance Webinar

The Importance of Sleep for Health and Performance Webinar

The prevalence of inadequate sleep has increased dramatically in recent decades, and this has significant implications for both health and performance. This webinar will discuss the recent research regarding the impact of sleep loss in the development of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and dementia. In addition, the influence of sleep loss on cognitive and physical performance will be discussed, along with the implications of this for exercise performance and athletes. The intersection between the health benefits of sleep and exercise will also be explored, including how exercise can impact sleep quality. Finally, an overview of practical strategies for improving sleep habits will be reviewed.  

Presented by Dr Nicholas Saner

Nicholas Saner is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Health and Sport at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. He obtained his PhD from Victoria University in 2019, where he investigated the mechanisms underpinning the detrimental metabolic effects associated with sleep loss and whether high-intensity interval exercise could counteract these effects. Nicholas has also been a post-doctoral researcher at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (Melbourne, Australia), where he investigated the efficacy of an exercise intervention for ameliorating the cardiometabolic effects of allogeneic stem cell transplants. His research now focusses on elucidating the mechanisms associated with increased risk of chronic disease that occur with inadequate sleep and the influence of exercise intensity on skeletal muscle transcriptional responses and mitochondrial adaptations.  


Wednesday, 29 May 2024
12:00pm - 1:30pm AEST

Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Standard Time. 
Your local time will be: 
 ACT:          12:00pm - 1:30pm
 NSW:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
 NT:    11:30am - 1:00pm
 QLD:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
 SA:    11:30pm - 1:00pm
 TAS:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
 VIC:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
 WA:    10:00am - 11:30am
Please note: This is a live webinar and needs to be watched at the specified time above. If you are unable to watch the webinar live, it will be produced as an online activity and can be purchased within the following month.

Rates per person

ESSA Member   $33.00 
Non-Member       $55.00
ESSA Student Member            $16.50
Student Non-Member    $27.50 
ESSA Member PD+   $29.70
Non-Member PD+   $49.50
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Access to Webinar

You will be emailed a link to access the webinar approximately one hour prior to the scheduled start time.

Target Audience

Any Accredited Exercise Scientist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 1, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 2 and/or Accredited High Performance Manager.



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Registration for this professional development will close at 10:00am AEST, Wednesday, 29 May 2024.

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