Episode 47: Tracking Sleep

Tracking sleep over time can give helpful insights into sleep patterns and ways of improving sleep. This month we discuss the latest technologies for tracking sleep and interesting ways these technologies are being used in research with our guest James Slater from University of Western Australia.

Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (Sleep Physician) host the monthly podcast, Sleep Talk – Talking all things sleep.

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Audio Timeline / Chapters:

  • 00:00 – 01:07 Introduction
  • 01:07 – 20:33 Theme – Tracking Sleep
  • 20:33 – 21:32 Clinical Tip
  • 21:32 – 24:15 Pick of the Month
  • 24:15 – 25:26 What’s Coming Up?

Next episode: Cannabinoids and Sleep

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Guest interviews:

James Slater is undertaking his PhD at the Centre for Sleep Science at University of Western Australia, and is a sleep scientist at Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. James is sought out for his expertise on sleep assessment, a topic on which James has published journal articles, a textbook chapter, technical papers and given invited talks.



Regular hosts:

Dr Moira JungeDr Moira Junge is a health psychologist working in the sleep field, who has considerable experience working with people with sleeping difficulties in a multidisciplinary practice using a team-based approach. Moira is actively involved with the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) and a board member of the Sleep Health Foundation. She has presented numerous workshops for psychologists and is involved with Monash University with teaching and supervision commitments. She is one of the founders and clinic directors at Yarraville Health Group which was established in 1998. In addition to her expertise in sleep disorders, her other areas of interest and expertise include smoking cessation, psychological adjustment to chronic illness, and grief and loss issues.


Dr David CunningtonDr David Cunnington is a sleep physician and director of Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre, and co-founder and contributor to SleepHub. David trained in sleep medicine both in Australia and in the United States, at Harvard Medical School, and is certified as both an International Sleep Medicine Specialist and International Behavioural Sleep Medicine Specialist. David’s clinical practice covers all areas of sleep medicine and he is actively involved in training health professionals in sleep. David is a regular media commentator on sleep, both in traditional media and social media. David’s recent research has been in the area of non-drug, psychologically-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness in managing insomnia, restless legs syndrome and other sleep disorders.

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  • Marija

    This is really a great idea. As you said people don’t really respect nor pay enough attention to sleep. It’s something that comes very often as second. And it affects our health in so many ways. And not just health but the quality of our everyday life.

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