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Sleep and Soccer

Authors: Dr Ian C Dunican Ph.D., MMineEng, MBA, GCASSc, BA & Ricky Krstic Sleep, we all need it. Each night we close our eyes and aim to get between 7-9 hrs sleep per night. It is recommended teenagers get 8-10 hrs of sleep a night, while the recommendation for adults is 7-9 hours. Whilst scientists […]

Sleep and Performance in Professional Gamers

Guest author: Daniel Bonnar, Clinical Psychologist, Flinders University. Esports, defined as a form of organized video game competition, has exploded onto the global scene in recent years and is one of the most exciting and fastest growing industries around. Once considered a niche subculture within the broader video gaming industry, Esports now has an annual […]

Pilbara Sleep Summit

On May 20th-22nd 2019, I travelled to Karratha in the North West of Western Australia as a guest speaker at the Pilbara Sleep Summit hosted by Woodside. The Pilbara Sleep Summit was an initiative sponsored by Woodside, hosted and organised by Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation. As part of this summit several Mining, Oil […]

Managing the risks of workplace fatigue

Workplace fatigue

As one of the biggest contributors to accidents and injuries, fatigue is often overlooked and underestimated. Awareness and understanding of the factors that contribute to the increasing risk of fatigue are critical in allowing us to implement the appropriate control measures. In this blogpost, we take a brief look at how we can identify the […]

Insomnia and CBT-i

Everybody can relate to having had a bad night of sleep. It can be annoying and sometimes you might not feel great the next day, but after a while sleep returns to normal and you go on your merry way. For people with insomnia however it’s a different story, not only is sleep chronically poor, […]

Coaching Around Sleep 101

By Ciaran O’Regan – Sport Scientist and Coach. This is not going to be a massively Science heavy piece that looks to delve into the literature around sleep—Ian already provides tons of awesome content on that side (Note from Ian: Thanks Ciaran). Given my experience as a coach who has worked with hundreds of athletes […]

Using science to assess the shift and roster risk of a business

Written by: Gemma Maisey February 2019 Melius Consulting, Senior Consultant Sleep4Performance, Ambassador What roster should we use in a business to reduce fatigue risk? This is a question that is frequently asked by organisations across a range of sectors operating on a 24/7 shiftwork operation. Melius Consulting (The consulting arm of Sleep4Performance) ( was recently […]

Eat, Sleep, Exercise….Repeat

Sometimes on a Saturday afternoon between 14:00-17:00 my wife and I will often take a trip into town to amble about the shopping precinct to see what’s happening or purchase items that we may need. After a week of work and a tough Saturday morning of a 2-hr swim and 90 mins of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, […]

Caffeine and Sleep in Elite Rugby Players


Recently I had a paper accepted and published in the European Journal of Sports Science. The aim of this paper was to examine the relationship between regular game-related caffeine consumption on sleep after an evening Super Rugby game. Although the benefits of caffeine on physical performance are well documented, the impact on sleep from the use of caffeine […]