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Are you getting a good night's sleep?

Regular good sleep is important to look, feel and perform at your best, but around 50% of the population has trouble getting regular good sleep.

Project aim

This project is testing a new on-line sleep questionnaire to examine how well it identifies common sleep problems when compared with a sleep specialist doctor. By completing this questionnaire you will be asked to rate your experience with the survey focusing on the usability, flow and content. Your participation in this survey will help us gain a better understanding of how well the survey identifies sleep issues and underlying causes. If you participate, you may be randomly selected for a follow-up study involving a phone consultation with a sleep specialist. Completing our Sleep Survey is the first step to achieving a better night’s sleep. All participants who complete the survey enter a draw to win a $500 Westfield voucher.

Who can participate?

Any adult over the age of 18 who resides in Australia can participate. 

Visit this link to participate: http://www.solvemysleep.com/ 

Approved HREC number: 002.17

People who snore and feel sleepy needed - Sydney

Do you snore?  Are you sleepy?

People who suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) have different levels of daytime sleepiness, fatigue, attention and concentration. We aim to better identify these differences and improve OSA treatment.

 If you snore and think you may have sleep apnea you could be eligible to participate.

You will receive a diagnostic sleep study and be asked to participate in 2 nights of research testing

If you are interested in participating in this study, please email:    sleepapnea@woolcock.org.au

People with no sleep problems needed - Sydney 

Do you sleep well?  Are you interested in furthering sleep research? 

We need your help to discover new tests that can help doctors better understand the impairments caused by obstructive sleep apnea  (OSA).

The study will involve staying awake for 28 hours.  You will take part in tests measuring sleep, your driving performance, vigilance and attention.

You will be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred as a result of participating in this study.

Meals will be provided during the main study visit.

Age groups needed

Males aged 35 – 65

Females aged  55 – 65

If you are interested in participating  please email biomarkers@woolcock.org.au

Volunteer for insomnia research - Sydney and Adelaide.

Do you have insomnia? Do you have problems getting to sleep or staying asleep?

Then we invite you to participate in a research study to help us characterise sleep disorders better.  

This study is being conducted at the following two locations:

Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney NSW

Flinders University, Adelaide SA

Firstly, you must complete a 45 minute questionnaire asking about your sleep, health and lifestyle. Depending on your answers you may be invited to come to one of our sleep centres to participate in a two night sleep study.

If you are interested in participating in this study at one of the locations above, please go to the website: www.sleepresearch.com.au

Melbourne based volunteers needed for research into assessing alertness.

Seeking healthy male and female participants fluent in English and aged 20-65 for a study investigating novel systems and biomarkers for assessing alertness.

Eligible participants will have no current medical, psychiatric or sleep conditions, will be non-smokers, will not be using any type of hormonal contraception (females only), and will not have been engaged in shift work for the past 3 years.

The study involves:

  • Screening for medical, psychiatric and sleep disorders
  • Three weeks of sleep and activity monitoring at home
  • A six day overnight stay at the Monash University BASE sleep laboratory.(This will include neurobehavioral testing, biological sample collection and a period of up to 48 hours of wakefulness.)
  • A follow-up week of sleep and activity monitoring at home.

Email: base.alert@monash.edu

Call: 03 9903 1057 (dial option 3)