Enhancing sleep and well-being in working families (ARC Discovery)

Dr Leah Ruppanner, Associate Professor Belinda Hewitt and David Maume (University of Cincinnati)

Sleep is essential for economic productivity, physical health and emotional well-being. This project aims to investigate the role of sleep on individuals’ health by measuring Australians’ sleep patterns relative to work and family demands. This project expects to generate new knowledge in the sociology of sleep and clear policy recommendations, using innovative data collection that brings together cross-national, nationally representative, longitudinal and physiological data on Australians’ sleep patterns. The results of this detailed inquiry will provide knowledge for integration into policy on health, quality of life and public policy.