Project SWITCH: improving shift workers’ sleep and wellbeing

Receive personalised recommendations tailored to your body clock!

Monash University is currently seeking volunteers for a study exploring personalised light intervention to improve shift worker’s sleep, alertness and wellbeing.

We are looking for shift workers who are:

  1. aged between 18-65 years
  2. on average, work at least4 night (≥ 6 hours worked between 2200h - 0800h) OR early morning (defined as starting work before 0700) shifts each month
  3. have a roster pattern incorporating ≥ 3 consecutive night/ early morning shifts

The study involves:

  • ~ 8 weeks of daily sleep & light monitoring with daily tasks (5 mins/day)
  • Objective body clock assessments (2 times during study)
  • Following lighting recommendations that are tailored for your body clock (portable devices will be provided).

Participants will be reimbursed ~$425 for study completion. All tasks will occur in the context of participants’ usual lives, meaning individuals do not need to visit a laboratory.

Interested?

Register your interest via email () or use the link below, and a researcher will be in touch with further information: https://bit.ly/shiftwork-monash

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MUHREC Approval Number: 28948