This research focusses on two highly prevalent sleep disorders that contribute to reduced productivity and safety - obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia.
These disorders are even more common in specific occupational groups eg. 45% of Australian truck drivers have OSA. Untreated sleep disorders lead to a several‐fold increased risk of occupational accidents and injuries and reduced productivity.
The objective is to
- Develop new systems for efficient phenotyping of obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia and
- Develop a paradigm to determine the most effective treatment approach for each individual.
These systems will be suitable for use in both occupational setting and in clinical practice.