Sleep research focuses on circadian rhythm disturbances (including shiftwork), insomnia and obstructive sleep apnoea.
|Driving and Sleep|
|Driving whilst sleepy can be as dangerous as driving after drinking alcohol. Everyone who drives after limited sleep is at risk. Those who do shiftwork or have sleep disorders are…|
|Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome|
|Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS) is a breathing disorder that occurs when people who are obese experience a drop in their blood oxygen levels because of hypoventilation, meaning that not enough…|
|Obstructive Sleep Apnoea|
|Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) occurs when a person's airway closes over during sleep. This leads to a drop in oxygen levels and a brief awakening. This can happen many times…|
|Sleep - Other|
|A sleep disorder, or somnipathy, is a medical disorder of the sleep patterns of a person or animal. Some sleep disorders are serious enough to interfere with normal physical, mental,…|
|Sleep in Spinal Cord Injury|
|Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in the loss of feeling and movement in the body. This can be below the chest (paraplegia) or below the neck (quadriplegia). This catastrophic injury…|
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a chronic lung condition that causes stiff lungs and restricts sufferers from taking a deep breath. Exercise in a gym, or swimming, walking or riding a bike, can help...
Interested to participate in a study investigating the effect of fatigue on driving performance?
Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing is abnormal during sleep. There are two main forms of sleep apnea: obstructive and central. For obstructive sleep apnea, breathing is reduced because the airway...
Dr Anna Ridgers, Respiratory and Sleep Physician and IBAS Associate Researcher, has been awarded best oral presentation at the TSANZ annual scientific meeting in the interventional pulmonology category.
Members of the DRSM and IBAS were well-represented in the medals and prizes awarded by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science (ANZSRS).
Prof Anne Holland's research on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is featured as one of the 10 best research topics in the NHMRC publication, Tracker.
This Sleep Awareness Week, Austin Health's sleep experts remind us all that sleep is integral to good health, particularly at times when we're under stress.