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.
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The Board of Directors of the Institute for Breathing and Sleep (IBAS) is delighted to announce the appointment of Julia Hall as the new Executive Director of the organisation.
Honouring a legacy: The prestigious 2021 Rob Pierce Grant in Aid is awarded to Dr Marnie Graco, a physiotherapist and implementation scientist from IBAS.
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.
DRSM and IBAS members were well-represented in the awards by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science (ANZSRS).