Centre for Integrated Research and Understanding of Sleep
Sleep loss and disordered sleep is now recognised as a major contributor to mortality, chronic disease and economic health burden.
CIRUS was established in 2009 as a National Health and Medical Research Council - Centre of Clinical Research Excellence. Our aim is to investigate the biology of sleep, and to prevent and to treat disorders of sleep through a uniquely interdisciplinary approach.
CIRUS supports world-class interventional sleep health research aimed to inform clinical practice and alter health policy. Our goal is to foster the next generation of sleep researchers and create research leaders.
Shed your OSA by losing those kilos – A new trial investigates
Can weight loss be a treatment pathway for those who cannot use conventional obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatments? CIRUS researcher, Dr Nathanial Marshall discusses how his research trial is combining a weight loss and diet program with a new drug that aims to reduce OSA and improve wakefulness. Read more.....