About the study

The University of South Australia is seeking participants for our next 3-day/2-night live-in sleep study running throughout February of 2024.

The study aims to look at the effects of sleep loss effects on team performance in a maritime environment. The study will involve a period of sleep restriction (6 hour sleep on night 1 followed by 31.5 hours of wakefulness and a 4.5 hour recovery sleep).

The study includes performance testing and saliva collections.

All meals are provided. 

Eligibility Requirements

Gender: male and female

Age: 18-40

Location: University of South Australia Magill Campus Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory

Other criteria: healthy, non-smoking adults with no history of sleep disorders


All meals are provided, and participants will be financially compensated with an honorarium of up to $600 for their participation in the study.

For more information on the study and to register your interest, please see the survey link here: https://research.unisa.edu.au/redcap/surveys/?s=93JMH9CHMYT9W73X

Contact details

For more information, and to register your interest, please email us at: shiftworkstudy@unisa.edu.au