Dr David Cunnington MBBS MMedSc MAppMgt RPSGT FRACP FAASM

Dr David Cunnington is a specialist sleep physician providing healthcare to clients with complex sleep problems and promoting sleep health through education, research and advocacy. Director of Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre and co-founder of, an online resource for sleep information, David, actively works to improve the lives of people with sleep disorders, as well as promote healthy sleep for everyone.

Dr Cunnington trained in sleep medicine both in Australia and at Harvard Medical School in the United States. He has international qualifications in sleep medicine and the use of behavioural and psychological treatments in sleep. David uses a range of both medication and non-drug treatments in managing sleep problems. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and is Director of the Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre. He has a busy clinical practice in sleep medicine, which encompasses all things associated with sleep including the complex interaction between sleep and physical and mental health. David regularly appears in print, radio, TV and online media as an expert commentator on sleep, and is a regular national and international keynote speaker. He has worked independently and in collaboration with academic and industry partners on numerous journal articles, editorials and book chapters and recently co-founded the sleep resource blog which looks to empower people to achieve better sleep, a more balanced lifestyle and a happier healthier life.

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