Casting call for new SBS and Flinders sleep series

A new three-part documentary series being produced by SBS-TV – Australia’s Sleep Revolution with Dr Michael Mosley is looking for adults of all ages living in South Australia who are struggling with a sleep disorder, to trial a ground-breaking new sleep treatment program.

Insomnia sufferer Dr Michael Mosley will join some of our nation’s poorest sleepers to trial Australian-led, world-first treatments. They will team up with Flinders’ own expert sleep scientists at FHMRI: Sleep Health, to alert the nation to the dangers of poor-quality sleep.

The TV production crew is searching for people who suffer from a diverse spectrum of sleep disorders – either medically diagnosed or not. These may be caused by work (due to stress and shift work), night terrors, the household environment, lifestyle, or as a result of being affected by others in their family (such as snorers or young children).

Dr Mosley wants to know how disrupted sleep affects a person’s everyday life and, most importantly, to fix your sleep problems by undergoing a highly individual, multi‐faceted sleep treatment program.

Everyone selected for the 30‐person sleep trial will be treated by some of the world’s most innovative sleep physicians and psychologists. The Flinders team will uncover an often‐hidden web of biological, psychological and socio‐economic drivers that can keep them awake – and will use revolutionary precision medicine to try fixing their broken sleep patterns.

The sleep trials and filming will be conducted in Adelaide and regional South Australia from November 2022 to the end of March 2023, and participants must be available throughout this period. Filming will be intermittent. To be eligible for the study and receive treatment, you must be willing to appear on television and be selected to participate in the television series. Where possible, it will work around your work and life commitments, but may require some flexibility, such as an occasional half-day or full day of filming, or midweek commitments.

Read more on the participant flyer. For further information and to apply for participation in the documentary, click here.

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