Clinic Locations

Woolcock Sleep Clinic
Phone: (02) 9114 0000
Address: 431 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW, 2037 Email: reception@woolcock.org.au
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Phone: (02) 9515 6655
Address: Level 11, Main Block, Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW, 2050
Integrated Sleep Health
Phone: (02) 9238 2209
Address: MLC Building, Level 57, 19-29 Martin Place, NSW, Sydney, 2000 Email: info@isleephealth.com.au

Professor Ron Grunstein

Professor of Sleep Medicine

MBBS, MD, PhD, FRACP

Sleep coaches cash in on desperate parents

Posted: December 7, 2014

Reuters Health report on a new review of online advertisements from paediatric “sleep coaches” finds that more than half do not have any previous health care or educational experience, and most have no more than a bachelor’s degree.

Experience in Australia suggests a similar lack of qualifications in some of our “sleep coaches”.  I have seen people who have done a 3 hour course become internet experts or selling their services. Some appear on the local lecture circuit or do rounds of their media marketing their services. Ensuring professional standards and marketing the importance of those professional standards are hopefully on the agenda of our craft organisations.

SOURCE: bit.ly/1BeFhg3 The Journal of Pediatrics, online November 27, 2014.