Do you or your loved ones struggle to get a good night¹s sleep or suffer from high blood pressure?
Join world-leading sleep and heart health experts, Professor Russell Foster and Professor Markus Schlaich, as they discuss ways to manage these major medical conditions and start living your best life during this FREE Community Health Event.
WHEN Monday, 20 May 2019, from 5pm to 6.30pm. Free blood pressure checks are available from 4pm.
WHERE Red Earth Arts Precinct Auditorium, 27 Welcome Rd, Karratha
SIGN UP Via Eventbrite by visiting http://bit.ly/sleephearthealthtalk
Professor Russell Foster CBE, FRS, FMedSci is the Director of the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience at Oxford University.
Professor Markus Schlaich is the Head of the Dobney Hypertension Centre (a joint venture between the RPH Research Foundation, Royal Perth Hospital and the University of Western Australia).
DID YOU KNOW?
Fatigue results in decreased productivity and is the cause of more road accidents than alcohol and drug use combined.*
Four in every 10 Australians are not getting the sleep they need.*
The direct financial cost of this inadequate sleep is currently estimated to be $26.2 billion annually. If health and well-being costs are considered, the cost rises to $66.3 billion annually.*
In 2016-17, inadequate sleep was estimated to contribute to 3017 deaths in Australia.*
High blood pressure is the No. 1 contributing risk factor for global death causing many cardiovascular complications.**
One in three adult Australians has high blood pressure, but half of them don¹t even know.**
Some people only discover they have high blood pressure after suffering from a heart attack or stroke, or being diagnosed with something else, such as heart or kidney disease.**
*Source: The Australian Parliament¹s Health, Aged Care and Sport Committee report Bedtime Reading: Report on the Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness in Australia 2019.
** Source: Dobney Hypertension Centre. Free Community Event proudly brought to you by the RPH Research Foundation