Sleep Research



Newsletter n°70 - 24 April 2018  

Hello Visitor,

Can You Help?

Seeking Participants for World's First Research

30 People in 3 months

We are seeking the involvement of community members to examine the relationship between sleep posture and spine symptoms. For this reason we require people that have either no pain and people that have either neck or back morning pain.

Your Involvement

For the purpose of this study, participants must be;

  • Between 18 and 45 years of age
  • Able to move freely in bed (no server pain, apnea machines, sleeping medications)
  • Willing to complete an online questionnaire (15-20 minutes)
  • A researcher will position two cameras on stands in your bedroom, that will video your sleep posture over two consecutive nights. This is to enable calculation of the amount of time you spend in each sleep position.

All information remains confidential as per Curtin University Ethics Guidelines.

What to Do

Please contact Doug Cary (lead researcher);

Thank you !!

Research Undertaking

Mr. Doug Cary (ID 08411419) is completing his Doctorate by Research at Curtin University; examining links between sleep posture and the human spine. This project is supervised by A/Prof. Kathy Briffa Curtin University and Prof. Michele Sterling The University of Queensland. This study has been approved by the Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (Approval Number HR140/2014). The Committee is comprised of members of the public, academics, lawyers, doctors and pastoral carers. If needed, verification of approval can be obtained either by writing to the Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee, c/- Office of Research and Development, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth 6845 or by telephoning 9266 9223 or by emailing


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