Sally A Ferguson

Summary

Affiliation: University of South Australia
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint 12-h or 8-h shifts? It depends
    Sally A Ferguson
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia
    Sleep Med Rev 16:519-28. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Sleep and circadian rhythms in mining operators: limited evidence of adaptation to night shifts
    Sally A Ferguson
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Australia
    Appl Ergon 43:695-701. 2012
  3. doi request reprint The influence of circadian time and sleep dose on subjective fatigue ratings
    Sally A Ferguson
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
    Accid Anal Prev 45:50-4. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Performance on a simple response time task: Is sleep or work more important for miners?
    Sally A Ferguson
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Appl Ergon 42:210-3. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Work hours and sleep/wake behavior of Australian hospital doctors
    Sally A Ferguson
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    Chronobiol Int 27:997-1012. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Sleep in a live-in mining operation: the influence of start times and restricted non-work activities
    Sally A Ferguson
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, City East Campus, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Appl Ergon 42:71-5. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Melatonin agonists and insomnia
    Sally A Ferguson
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia
    Expert Rev Neurother 10:305-18. 2010
  8. doi request reprint The impact of short, irregular sleep opportunities at sea on the alertness of marine pilots working extended hours
    Sally A Ferguson
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    Chronobiol Int 25:399-411. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Mismatch between subjective alertness and objective performance under sleep restriction is greatest during the biological night
    Xuan Zhou
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Frome Road, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    J Sleep Res 21:40-9. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Driver fatigue during extended rail operations
    Sarah M Jay
    The Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, City East Campus, Level 7, Playford Building, Frome Road, Adelaide 5000, South Australia
    Appl Ergon 39:623-9. 2008

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. doi request reprint 12-h or 8-h shifts? It depends
    Sally A Ferguson
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia
    Sleep Med Rev 16:519-28. 2012
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Sleep and circadian rhythms in mining operators: limited evidence of adaptation to night shifts
    Sally A Ferguson
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Australia
    Appl Ergon 43:695-701. 2012
    ..Adaptation is dependent on factors such as light exposure, environmental conditions, shift parameters such as wake-up, work start and work end times and individual characteristics...
  3. doi request reprint The influence of circadian time and sleep dose on subjective fatigue ratings
    Sally A Ferguson
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
    Accid Anal Prev 45:50-4. 2012
    ..The findings suggest that post-sleep fatigue ratings may be sensitive to prior sleep and may be useful as an indicator of fatigue-related risk, particularly when triangulated with information about recent total sleep time...
  4. doi request reprint Performance on a simple response time task: Is sleep or work more important for miners?
    Sally A Ferguson
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Appl Ergon 42:210-3. 2011
    ..The current data provides further evidence that sleep is a primary mediator of performance, independent of roster pattern...
  5. doi request reprint Work hours and sleep/wake behavior of Australian hospital doctors
    Sally A Ferguson
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    Chronobiol Int 27:997-1012. 2010
    ..In this population of Australian hospital doctors, total hours worked do impact sleep, but the pattern of work, together with other nonwork factors are also important mediators...
  6. doi request reprint Sleep in a live-in mining operation: the influence of start times and restricted non-work activities
    Sally A Ferguson
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, City East Campus, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Appl Ergon 42:71-5. 2010
    ..Factors including shift start times and circadian influences appear to have been more important...
  7. doi request reprint Melatonin agonists and insomnia
    Sally A Ferguson
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia
    Expert Rev Neurother 10:305-18. 2010
    ..Clinical application of the agonists requires a good understanding of their phase-dependent properties. Long-term effects of melatonin should be evaluated in large-scale, independent randomized controlled trials...
  8. doi request reprint The impact of short, irregular sleep opportunities at sea on the alertness of marine pilots working extended hours
    Sally A Ferguson
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    Chronobiol Int 25:399-411. 2008
    ..The fatigue-risk minimization strategies employed by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and the coastal pilots appear to be effective in maintaining alertness and vigilance while at work aboard ships...
  9. doi request reprint Mismatch between subjective alertness and objective performance under sleep restriction is greatest during the biological night
    Xuan Zhou
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Frome Road, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    J Sleep Res 21:40-9. 2012
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Driver fatigue during extended rail operations
    Sarah M Jay
    The Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, City East Campus, Level 7, Playford Building, Frome Road, Adelaide 5000, South Australia
    Appl Ergon 39:623-9. 2008
    ..The aim of the current investigation was to assess fatigue levels during extended relay operations...
  11. doi request reprint Time-of-day mediates the influences of extended wake and sleep restriction on simulated driving
    Raymond W Matthews
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    Chronobiol Int 29:572-9. 2012
    ..Finally, operating under the influence of a reduced sleep dose can greatly decrease performance at all times of the day...
  12. pmc Dynamics of neurobehavioral performance variability under forced desynchrony: evidence of state instability
    Xuan Zhou
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    Sleep 34:57-63. 2011
    ..These predictions have been supported when wakefulness is beyond the habitual wake period. Our study aimed to test these predictions within the habitual wake period...
  13. doi request reprint Contribution of core body temperature, prior wake time, and sleep stages to cognitive throughput performance during forced desynchrony
    David Darwent
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Chronobiol Int 27:898-910. 2010
    ..However, because the mean and variance for SWS were similar to REM sleep, these results suggest that cognitive throughput may be more sensitive to variations in REM sleep than SWS...
  14. pmc Sleep, wake and phase dependent changes in neurobehavioral function under forced desynchrony
    Xuan Zhou
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    Sleep 34:931-41. 2011
    ..The aim of the present study was to examine the neurobehavioral impact of sleep dose at different combinations of prior wake and circadian phase...
  15. doi request reprint Sleep restriction masks the influence of the circadian process on sleep propensity
    Charli Sargent
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Chronobiol Int 29:565-71. 2012
    ..In future studies, it will be important to determine whether or not this masking effect occurs with less severe sleep restriction, e.g., with a sleep-to-wake ratio of 1:3...
  16. doi request reprint Can a simple balance task be used to assess fitness for duty?
    Charli Sargent
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
    Accid Anal Prev 45:74-9. 2012
    ..These results indicate that postural balance may be a viable tool for assessing fatigue associated with time of day, but may not be useful for assessing fatigue associated with extended hours of wake...
  17. doi request reprint Simulated driving under the influence of extended wake, time of day and sleep restriction
    Raymond W Matthews
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
    Accid Anal Prev 45:55-61. 2012
    ..The findings suggest that people are able to undertake a low-difficulty simulated drive safely, at least for a short period, during their circadian nadir provided that they have had sufficient sleep and have not been awake too long...
  18. pmc The relative contributions of the homeostatic and circadian processes to sleep regulation under conditions of severe sleep restriction
    Gemma M Paech
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Sleep 35:941-8. 2012
    ..To investigate the relative contributions of the homeostatic and circadian processes on sleep regulation under conditions of severe sleep restriction...
  19. ncbi request reprint The suitability of a caffeinated energy drink for night-shift workers
    Sarah M Jay
    The Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, City East Campus, Level 7, Playford Building, Frome Road, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
    Physiol Behav 87:925-31. 2006
    ..Subsequent performance however was unaffected. The results deem FEDs to be effective for a single night-shift and warrant investigation into their use over successive night-shifts...
  20. ncbi request reprint The characteristics of recovery sleep when recovery opportunity is restricted
    Sarah M Jay
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia
    Sleep 30:353-60. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the recovery of sleep and waking functions following one night of total sleep deprivation, when recovery opportunity was either augmented or restricted...
  21. doi request reprint Interindividual differences in neurobehavioral performance in response to increasing homeostatic sleep pressure
    Xuan Zhou
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    Chronobiol Int 27:922-33. 2010
    ..This suggests that individuals are not differentially vulnerable to the detrimental impact of increasing homeostatic sleep pressure...
  22. ncbi request reprint Melatonin as a hypnotic: con
    Cameron J van den Heuvel
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Basil Hetzel Institute, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville, SA 5011, Australia
    Sleep Med Rev 9:71-80. 2005
    ..From this perspective, it will be shown that melatonin can exert hypnotic-like effects but only under limited circumstances...
  23. doi request reprint The influence of circadian phase and prior wake on neuromuscular function
    Charli Sargent
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Chronobiol Int 27:911-21. 2010
    ..e., 18.7 h)...
  24. ncbi request reprint The sensitivity of a palm-based psychomotor vigilance task to severe sleep loss
    Nicole Lamond
    Center for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Behav Res Methods 40:347-52. 2008
    ..Thus, the findings provide further evidence of the validity of the 5-min PDA-PVT as a substitute for the 10-min PVT-192, particularly in circumstances in which a shorter test is required and/or the PVT-192 is not as practical...
  25. ncbi request reprint Thermoregulation as a sleep signalling system
    Saul S Gilbert
    Centre for Sleep Research, Level 5, The Basil Hetzel Institute, University of South Australia, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville Road, Woodville, SA 5011, Australia
    Sleep Med Rev 8:81-93. 2004
    ..The model attempts to explain how temperature changes before and after sleep onset act in a positive feedback loop to maintain a consolidated sleep bout...
  26. doi request reprint The effects of different roster schedules on sleep in miners
    Gemma M Paech
    The Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, City East Campus, Level 7, Playford Building, Frome Road, Adelaide 5000, Australia
    Appl Ergon 41:600-6. 2010
    ..Restricted sleep and quick shift-change periods may lead to long-term sleep loss and associated fatigue...
  27. doi request reprint Restricted sleep and negative affective states in commercial pilots during short haul operations
    D Arthur Drury
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
    Accid Anal Prev 45:80-4. 2012
    ..The relationship between restricted sleep and HEA suggests that there may well be further implications with respect to operational safety...
  28. doi request reprint The effect of sleep restriction on snacking behaviour during a week of simulated shiftwork
    Georgina Heath
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia GPO Box 2471 Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
    Accid Anal Prev 45:62-7. 2012
    ..To further understand the impact of sleep restriction on snacking behaviour, future studies should examine physiological, psychological and environmental motivators...
  29. doi request reprint Beyond working time: factors affecting sleep behaviour in rail safety workers
    Jessica L Paterson
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
    Accid Anal Prev 45:32-5. 2012
    ..These findings indicate that factors other than working time have the potential to influence both the sleep duration and subjective sleep quality of rail safety workers...
  30. ncbi request reprint The dynamics of neurobehavioural recovery following sleep loss
    Nicole Lamond
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    J Sleep Res 16:33-41. 2007
    ..These results suggest that the mechanisms underlying the recovery process may be more complicated than previously thought, and that we may have underestimated the impact of sleep loss and/or the restorative value of subsequent sleep...
  31. ncbi request reprint Comment on 'Melatonin as a hypnotic: pro'
    Cameron J van den Heuvel
    Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Basil Hetzel Institute, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville, SA 5011, Australia
    Sleep Med Rev 9:67-8; discussion 69-70. 2005
  32. ncbi request reprint Prior sleep, prior wake, and crew performance during normal flight operations
    Matthew J W Thomas
    University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Aviat Space Environ Med 81:665-70. 2010
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Comparison of digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI) with contact thermometry: pilot data from a sleep research laboratory
    Cameron J van den Heuvel
    The Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Level 5 Basil Hetzel Institute, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville, SA 5011, Australia
    Physiol Meas 24:717-25. 2003
    ..This and some other important limitations are discussed in more detail hereafter...
  34. ncbi request reprint A sedentary day: effects on subsequent sleep and body temperatures in trained athletes
    Jonathan F E Hague
    Centre for Sleep Research, Level 5, The Basil Hetzel Institute, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville Road, Woodville SA 5011, Australia
    Physiol Behav 78:261-7. 2003
    ..Thus, the data indicate that reducing exercise has significant effects on sleep that may have implications for athletes tapering for competition...