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 each hour. It can leave a person sleepy during the day and therefore be at higher risk of driving or other accidents. There is some evidence that having sleep apnoea increases the risk of diabetes, heart attack or stroke. OSA can be treated.


Lung volumes during sleepObstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder of repetitive upper airway collapse that occurs during sleep. The reason why the upper airway collapses during sleep in OSA is not…
MAds for OSA in Quads (Oral Appliance)Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a condition where the muscles in the throat relax too much during sleep causing the throat to close; leading to a drop in oxygen levels…
MEMFiS studyObstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a common respiratory disease, caused by collapse of the airway during sleep, which produces dips in oxygen levels and sleep disruption. Untreated OSA may lead…
NHMRC 1065913 OSA in quadriplegiaLosing function in your arms and legs after an injury (quadriplegia) is a catastrophic event. Quadriplegia also results in obstructive sleep apnoea; a condition where the throat closes repeatedly while…
Notch monitoring in sleepSleep 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…
OSA, CPAP and Depression (COSAD)Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a highly prevalent, chronic illness, characterised by repetitive collapse of the airway during sleep producing oxygen desaturations and sleep disruption. OSA is associated with cognitive…
SHiQ - COSAQEach year in Australia 260 people sustain a SCI, with over half losing full function in their arms and legs (quadriplegia). In addition to the primary disability, there is a…
Simple new treatment for supine-dependent OSAObstructive sleep apnoea is a common and debilitating breathing problem in sleep with serious effects on sleep and health. A third of patients could be very simply treated by avoiding…

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