Sleep for Health's Contributions to the NRSPP & Points of Contact
- Program Partners
- Dr Carmel HarringtonManaging DirectorCommencement Date: 23/10/2017Sector: Research - Sleepwww.sleepforhealth.net.au/
What sector does your organisation operate within?
Sleep – including health, wellness and fatigue management
What size is your fleet or the number of staff who generate your transport task?
Describe your organisation and what road safety means to your it?
As the name suggests, we are an organisation that believes in the fundamental importance of sleep in all aspects of our health, safety and performance. In our current, busy, 24/7 world many of us struggle to get the sleep our body and brain require and as a result our health and well-being are suffering. Research indicates that up to 40% of adults experience sleep difficulties, and many of us have lost the art of sleep. At Sleep for Health we deliver education programs that bring sleep back into our lives because we fervently believe that it is time for all of us to Wake up to Sleep. If food and exercise are considered two fundamental pillars of health, sleep is the third – and all 3 are necessary for optimal health, performance and safety.
Why become a Partner?
To facilitate a transport industry better informed and engaged in the issue of fatigue and thereby create a safer and healthier environment not just in the workplace but more generally.
What action(s) could your organisation do to support road safety through the NRSPP & by when?
1. An article on the connection between sleep deprivation and distraction. End Feb 2018 2. Quick Facts on sleep and how to manage it better. End July 2018 3. Article / webinar along the lines of how to manage sleep schedules when working shift End Aug 2018 4. Blog on Fatigue Done 5. Thought Leadership on sleep Done
Supporting Actions Delivered by Sleep for Health
- In 2015, Dr Carmel Harrington produced with NRSPP the Thought Leadership: Sleep missing link in fighting fatigue
- Dr Carmel Harrington featured as the guest speaker on sleep and fatigue at the 2017 Utilities Forum kindly hosted by Water Corporation in Perth.
- As part of the Utilities Forum Carmel was a contributor to Blog – The Utility of Fatigue Affects Us All
- In 2018, Dr Carmel Harrington produced with NRSPP the Thought Leadership: Chronic sleep deprivation and its connection with distraction
- In 2018, NRSPP and Dr Carmel Harrington produced the webinar Don’t be a sleepy driver –managing sleep when working shifts
- In 2018, assisted NRSPP with developing the Quick Fact: Cost of Poor Sleep
- Carmel has also worked with a number of NRSPP Partners in helping with their worker’s sleep.