Monitoring, analysing and diagnosing sleep disorders and assessing their effects on workplace safety and productivity is an aim of research being conducted at UWA’s Centre for Sleep Science.
Equipped with the state-of-the-art sleep recording and analysis equipment and five bedrooms, the facility also includes training and education facilities.
“Sleep science can help optimise shift scheduling, improve sleep quality when off-shift, and support the development of best practice in safety and productivity for the workforce,”
says Winthrop Professor Peter Eastwood.
“Research over the past 15 years has resulted in an explosive growth in our understanding of the consequences of poor sleep, which include increased risk of illness, accidents and loss of productivity.”