Developed by researchers at Monash University’s Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, the SleepSync app allows users to input work and social schedules, as well as data on sleep/wake time cycles and mood, to create personalized, biological recommendations for sleep timing.

During a two-week trial of the app that involved 27 shift workers, the Monash team found that users slept 29 minutes longer a night, on average. More than 80% of the participants said SleepSync helped improve their quality of sleep, while 70% reported increased ease in falling asleep.

SleepSync aims to aid behavioural change and provide practical advice to shift workers by providing personalized sleep scheduling recommendations and education. Researcher said that the app has the potential to improve shift workers’ health and well-being and how they function day to day.

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