Sleep Talk is the place to get quality, evidence-based information on sleep and sleep disorders from experts in the field. Each month Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (Sleep Physician) discuss a sleep topic and interview experts in the field as well as highlighting what has caught their eye in the world of sleep.
How does lighting impact on sleep and health? Is it really a big deal? To understand the interaction between lighting, sleep and health we spoke to Assoc Prof Sean Cain, a leading expert in lighting research, from Monash University.
Awake or Asleep?
At times it can be hard to tell whether you have gone to sleep or not, or how much you have slept. This can be a particular problem for people with insomnia who can be prone to under-estimating how much sleep they are actually getting. To understand how this happen we spoke to Dr Lieke Hermans from Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands.
Sleep in the Pandemic
The current pandemic is affecting people around the world and having a significant impact on their sleep. We discuss changes in sleep seen during the pandemic and strategies people can use to help improve their sleep during this difficult time.
Medication in Pregnancy
Pregnancy can be a challenging time, particularly for women with sleep disorders such as narcolepsy who rely on medications to manage symptoms.
Sleep in Healthcare Workers
Healthcare workers often have to work shifts that can incorporate long hours and working at times they would normally be sleeping. To understand these factors and how research is working towards finding solutions we interview Dr Julia Stone of Monash University.
Fly In Fly Out Workers
Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers, like many shift-workers, face significant problems with sleep and mental and physical health. To discuss the issues facing FIFO workers we interview Dr Ian Dunican of Sleep4Performance, Melius Consulting and University of Western Australia.
I really enjoy those podcast episodes. Great information here.
Well grounded. Experienced. Good for average people and medical professionals. Very conscientious. Moira's voice is buttery smooth, along with expertise, gives you confidence can tackle any sleep challenges. very current and up with latest solutions.