Author Archives: Danny Eckert

Wake-up call: Sleep and shift work

Professor Danny Eckert head of the NeuRA Sleep Lab.   Doctors, nurses, miners, firefighters, pilots, hotel workers – these are just a handful of professionals who have signed up for shift work. In fact, 1.4 million Aussies sacrifice sleep for their job, but round-the-clock careers can take a toll. Research has found that shift workers are at a greater risk […]

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Things that go ‘snort’ in the night: Towards effective new therapies for sleep apnoea

I remember the first time I saw someone stop breathing during sleep. After a prolonged pause they suddenly gasped for air only to fall back asleep and stop breathing once again. Like me, if you have ever witnessed someone suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), it’s hard to imagine how these individuals can function at all during the day given […]

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