[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150104497]
Researchers Prof Sally Ferguson; Prof Leon Lack; Dr Brad Aisbett
Brief description The aim of the project is to assess the impact ‘on-call’ work has on sleep, stress, and next day performance. Two-million Australians are on-call providing essential 24-hour services including emergency response. While sleep during on-call periods is disrupted when a call occurs, some research suggests that sleeping with one ear open waiting for a call, may disrupt sleep even if no call occurs. If on-call sleep is less restorative, then individuals are at risk of performance impairment and adverse health outcomes. This project will answer questions about the magnitude of sleep disruption when on-call (but not actually called); the mechanisms for any disruption; and impact on waking function.
Funding Amount 236700
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects