Sleep Health 2018 Apr 2;4(2):194-200. Epub 2018 Feb 2.
Sydney Medical School, Sleep Group, D17 - Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney NSW, Australia 2006; Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, 94 Mallett Street, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia.
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Health Qual Life Outcomes 2012 Jun 18;10:72. Epub 2012 Jun 18.
RN BN Master of Gerontology Doctor of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China.
Background: Sleep disturbance is a complex health problem in ageing global populations decreasing quality of life among many older people. Geographic, cultural, and ethnic differences in sleep patterns have been documented within and between Western and Asian populations. The aim of this study was to explore sleep problems among Hong Kong seniors by examining the prevalence of poor sleep quality, the relationship between sleep quality and health-related quality of life, and associated factors of good sleepers in different age groups. Read More
Sleep Health 2018 Aug 21;4(4):352-359. Epub 2018 Jun 21.
Brain and Mind Centre, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia. Electronic address:
Objectives: To evaluate whether the prospective association between insomnia and mental illness in the general population remained after controlling for multiple confounders, or whether this represented partly remitted prior mental illness.
Design: Cohort study.
Setting: Australian general population. Read More
Front Psychiatry 2016 31;7:139. Epub 2016 Aug 31.
Discipline of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Adelaide University, Adelaide, SA, Australia; Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, Adelaide, SA, Australia; Ramsay Health Care (SA) Mental Health, Adelaide, SA, Australia.
Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in the general community is associated with obesity, smoking, alcohol, and sedative medication use and contributes to depressed mood, daytime sedation, and sudden cardiovascular deaths. Poor cardiovascular health, impaired social functioning, and negative and cognitive symptoms are also among the common clinical features of psychotic disorders. People with psychosis have higher rates of sleep disturbance; however, OSA has not been extensively investigated in this population. Read More
Pediatrics 2014 Jun 19;133(6):e1561-7. Epub 2014 May 19.
Centre for Health Initiatives, andSchool of Psychology, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia.
Background And Objectives: Sleep is important to child development, but there is limited understanding of individual developmental patterns of sleep, their underlying determinants, and how these influence health and well-being. This article explores the presence of various sleep patterns in children and their implications for health-related quality of life.
Methods: Data were collected from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Read More