Australia's Sleep Revolution with Dr Michael Mosley



NEW SBS TELEVISION SERIES SEEKING PARTICIPANTS FROM SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Australia’s Sleep Revolution with Dr Michael Mosley


Australia’s Sleep Revolution with Dr Michael Mosley is a 3-part SBS documentary series showcasing a ground-breaking new sleep treatment program designed by world-leading sleep scientists at Flinders University, Institute for Sleep Health.


SYNOPSIS


Renowned medical journalist and serial insomnia sufferer Dr Michael Mosley, together with some of the nation’s poorest sleepers, put their bodies on the line to trial Australian-led, world first treatments. Teaming up with expert sleep scientists at Flinders University, Institute of Sleep Health, Dr Mosley will wake up the nation to the dangers of bad slumber and inspire a sleep revolution.


Sleep Revolution is a follow up to the hit series Australia’s Health Revolution with Dr Michael Mosley - https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/australias-health-revolution-with-dr-michael-mosley


WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR 

We are looking for adults of all ages living in South Australia, who are struggling to sleep due to insomnia or sleep apnoea or both – either medically diagnosed or not.  We are keen to hear from people who are living with a diverse spectrum of these sleep disorders whether caused by work (stress and shift work), night terrors, lifestyle or other factors.  We want to know how disrupted sleep affects your every-day life and most importantly, we want to help you try and fix your sleep by undergoing a pioneering, highly individual, multi-faceted sleep treatment program.  We’re also interested to know how your cultural background and beliefs impact your sleep. 


WHAT’S INVOLVED?

The sleep treatment programs and filming will be conducted in Adelaide and regional South Australia, between mid-December 2022 to mid-April 2023. Filming will be intermittent and can be fitted in around your work and life commitments. 

To be eligible for the study and receive treatment, you must be willing to appear on television.   

Participants may be required to take part in 2 x overnight sleep studies at the sleep lab at Flinders University or at home.  Sleep treatment programs will be tailored for each participant and may be 4 to 8 weeks long and primarily conducted from participants homes.

Participation will be subject to medical clearance from the Flinders sleep team.

Applications close: midnight, Sunday 27 November

PLEASE NOTE: 

•    The sleep treatment program will be provided to participants at no cost.  

•    Not all 30 participants who take part in the treatment program will feature equally in the TV series.   While some may only appear very briefly on screen, all will participate in the same ground-breaking sleep treatment program.   

•    While Dr Michael Mosley is traveling to South Australia to film the series, not all participants will have the opportunity to interact with him. 

This study is being funded by Artemis Media via grants from various sources including Screen Australia, Screenwest, the South Australian Film Corporation and SBS.

This study has been approved by Flinders University's Human Research Ethics Committee (Project ID 5655).

 

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