16 episodes

Welcome to Sleep Talk snapshots where we aim to bring you the latest updates in sleep as they occur.

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Welcome to Sleep Talk snapshots where we aim to bring you the latest updates in sleep as they occur.

    Sleep DownUnder Highlights 2019

    Sleep DownUnder Highlights 2019

    Highlights from the Sleep Down Under 2019 meeting in Sydney.

    • 8 min
    Sleep DownUnder 2018 - Highlights

    Sleep DownUnder 2018 - Highlights

    Highlights from the Sleep Down Under 2018 meeting in Brisbane. Topics highlighted are narcolepsy, insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, sleep health and the effects of caffeine on sleep.

    • 11 min
    Anti-depressants increase light sensitivity and impact circadian rhythms

    Anti-depressants increase light sensitivity and impact circadian rhythms

    Work publised in Psychopharmacology last month from Assoc Prof Sean Cain's group at Monash University shows that the SSRI citalopram increases sensitivity of the circadian system to light. This is an important finding that has major implications for the treatment of depression, and may explain the relatively poor response to SSRIs in people with depression and eveningness type. In this interview Sean discusses his research and it's implications for the management of depression.

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    • 5 min
    Sleep and sport

    Sleep and sport

    Dr David Cunnington talks with Ian Dunican from Sleep4Performance about the role of sleep in sports performance. Ian works with elite athletes and sporting teams on optimising their sleep to aid performance and recovery and is completing a PhD on the subject of sleep and performance in elite athletes.

    • 14 min
    What is Healthy Sleep?

    What is Healthy Sleep?

    Healthy sleep is more than just the absence of sleep disorders. Prof Daniel Buysse from University of Pittsburgh published a paper on sleep health in Sleep in 2014 (link to the paper here), challenging the field to think about sleep more broadly. In this SleepTalk Snapshot, Dr David Cunnington talks with Prof Buysse about his proposed model for defining healthy sleep.

    • 13 min
    How does Qantas reduce the effects of jet lag?

    How does Qantas reduce the effects of jet lag?

    An integral part of Qantas ultra-long-haul direct service from Australia (Perth) to London is having their passengers arrive healthy and minimising the effects of long-haul flights and jet lag. Building on their existing expertise Qantas has designed the passenger experience for these flights from the ground up including working with Boeing on the design of their 787-9 Dreamliners. Qnatas has also established a research collaboration with the Charles Perkins Centre at The University of Sydney to continue to refine their product. In this episode Phil Capps, Head of Customer Product & Service Development talks with David Cunnington (Sleep Physician) about what Qantas is doing to reduce the effects of ultra-long-haul flying on health and jet lag. 

     

    • 10 min

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