Project SWITCH: Improving shift workers' sleep and wellbeing

Receive personalised recommendations tailored to your body clock!

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September 12, 2023
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Monash University is currently seeking volunteers for a study exploring personalised sleep & light intervention to improve shift worker’s sleep and alertness.

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 ≥ 2 consecutive night/ early morning shifts
  4. able to use a light-emitting device while at work

The study involves:

  • ~ 6 weeks of daily sleep & light monitoring with daily tasks (5 mins/day)
  • Objective body clock assessments (2 times during study)
  • Following sleep-wake and light recommendations that are tailored for your body clock (portable devices will be provided).

Participants will be reimbursed ~$375 for study completion. All tasks will occur in the context of participants’ usual lives, meaning individuals do not need to visit a laboratory.


Register your interest via email or use the link below, and a researcher will be in touch with further information: