- To promote research collaboration and clinical practice in chronobiology including circadian physiology and its influence on the sleep-wake cycle, symptomology of circadian disruption, and the diagnosis and treatment of circadian rhythm sleep disorders.
- To provide expertise to colleagues and the general public on biological rhythms as they relate to sleep and waking alertness for the identification, management and prevention of circadian disruption.
- To contribute to the organisation of Annual Scientific Meetings of the Australasian Sleep Association.
Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome [link]
10th Feb 14
A Flinders University study compared nocturnal melatonin profiles of individuals with Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder and normal sleepers during a 22-hour modified constant routine involving constant bed rest in dim light (<10 lux).
31st Jan 14
Lack of sleep is a pretty common complaint. Excuses for sleep deprivation include anything from having a newborn baby to drinking too much coffee, and we are constantly trying to play "catch up" for those extra hours of shut eye.
There is also plenty or research on the negative impact a lack of sleep can have, including possible links to the development of diabetes and poor study results for students.
17th Dec 13
SLEEP-deprived parents may soon have a way to work out if their child is getting adequate amounts of shut eye.
For the first time Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has tracked the sleeping patterns of 10,000 children aged four months to nine years.