Dr David Cunnington is a specialist sleep physician, director of Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre, and co-founder and contributor to SleepHub (sleephub.com.au), an online sleep resource. David trained in sleep medicine both in Australia and in the United States at Harvard Medical School, and is also a Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine and Registered Polysomnographic Technologist.

David's clinical practice covers all areas of sleep medicine, including snoring and sleep apnea, disorders of sleepiness such as narcolepsy and hypersomnia and problems of getting to sleep and staying asleep such as insomnia and circadian rhythm disorders. David is also actively involved in research of new sleep treatments, publishing his research in leading journals and trains other doctors and health professionals in managing sleep problems. David is a regular invited keynote speaker both in Australia and internationally and in addition to being a media commentator on sleep, produces the monthly podcast Sleep Talk discussing a range of sleep problems.

Away from work David is the parent of teenage twins, one of whom has a rare, life-threatening genetic disorder, and is actively involved in advocating for precision medicine treatments for rare genetic disorders.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Camberwell


Epworth Richmond

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre

508 100 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne VIC 3002

Special interests

  • Snoring and sleep apnea
  • Narcolepsy and hypersomnias
  • Insomnia
  • Circadian rhythm disorders
  • Parasomnias - sleep walking and sleep-related behaviours

Education and training

  • Supervisor of advanced trainees in Sleep Medicine


  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep measurement


  • MBBS
  • Masters of Medical Science
  • Masters of Applied Health Management
  • Diplomate Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Professional Associations

  • ASA
  • AASM
  • Sleep Health Foundation
  • South East Asian Academy of Sleep Medicine
Internal medicine covers a wide range of conditions affecting the internal organs of the body - the heart, the lungs, the liver and gastro-intestinal tract, the kidneys and urinary tract, the brain, spinal column, nerves, muscles and joints. Specialists with the Internal Medicine Clinical Institute have expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex, chronic and multisystem disorders.