Massey University researchers seek sleep-deprived Kiwis

  • 19/01/2016
Massey University researchers seek sleep-deprived Kiwis

A New Zealand-first treatment aims to keep Kiwis from giving up on their dreams.

Massey University have begun to look for sleep deprived New Zealanders to participate at their Sleep/Wake Research Centre in Wellington help them to get a good night's sleep.

But it won't be without cost, with the six sessions costing $375.

Research officer doctor Lora Wu says difficulty sleeping over a long period of time can affect your health, relationships and your working life.

"People who suffer from this sleep disorder either have trouble falling asleep, they wake up a lot during the night, or wake up too early and can't get back to sleep," Dr Wu said.

"This can have a big effect on their alertness, mood, and performance."

Around 30 percent of New Zealanders say they regularly have difficulty sleeping with around a quarter affected by long-term insomnia.