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You have only to mention sleep and a conversation on the topic would flow incessantly. Sleep affects our life in an intimate way, just as does our breathing. To spend a third of our life asleep seems a waste of our precious life in a world that is highly time conscious. Yet we need our sleep.

When our body clock sends out its sublime signals, we dutifully surrender to sleep and are content to enter into a world of oblivion and hopefully, for most people, bliss. Sleep remains a mystery which undoubtedly, with time, scientists will unravel.

Associate Professor Chin Moi Chow has a special interest in exploring how diet, exercise and the circadian timing of sleep and waking may influence health.

She wants to explore solutions that will promote sleep health and enable the best possible quality sleep time for individuals with sleep difficulties, anxiety or those with disrupted sleep-wake rhythms such as the shift worker. Dr. Chow views sleeping well as a holistic matter requiring a holistic approach.

The research of the Delta Sleep Research Unit:

  • sleep health
  • EEG
  • video gaming
  • dietary factors
  • circadian timing
  • exercise.

Meet our expert researcher

Professor Louise Baur

Associate Professor Chin Moi Chow

Associate Professor Chin Moi Chow has had a long standing interest in sleep health research with a focus on the impact of lifestyle factors (thermal comfort, exercise, daytime napping, dietary, altitude) on sleep quality and patterns. Dr Chow has mentored many research higher degree students, who are making important contributions to knowledge and will go on to make broader contributions to society. She wants to explore solutions that will promote sleep health and enable the best possible quality sleep time for individuals with sleep difficulties, anxiety or those with disrupted sleep-wake rhythms such as the shift worker.

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