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.
|Assessing suitability to drive in sleep apnoea||Sleep apnoea is a common sleep disorder that causes excessive sleepiness and increased motor vehicle accident risk. Not all patients are affected equally by sleep apnoea. Current clinical tests are…|
|HEALTHY MALES AND FEMALES WANTED FOR SLEEP STUDY||Interested to participate in a study investigating the effect of fatigue on driving performance?|
|Notch monitoring in sleep||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…|
|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…|
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SHIFT WORK AND BREASTFEEDING PROJECT
Researchers at Austin Health are looking for volunteers to participate in a study exploring the impact shift work has on breast milk composition. Participants will be compensated with a $100 gift voucher.
HEALTHY MALES AND FEMALES WANTED FOR SLEEP STUDY
Interested to participate in a study investigating the effect of fatigue on driving performance?
WORLD SLEEP DAY ON 17TH MARCH 2023
The benefits of quality sleep and to acknowledge the issue of sleep problems and their medical, educational, and social aspects as well as the prevention and management of sleep disorders, is promoted on World Sleep Day on the 17th March 2023.
A/PROF MARK HOWARD IS LISTED IN 'THE AUSTRALIAN'
The Australian's Research magazine names the top researcher and top research institution in each field of research, based on the number of citations for papers published in the top 20 journals in each field over the past five years.
PROF ANNE HOLLAND WINS THE 2022 ERS ALLIED HEALTH MEDAL
Congratulations Anne Holland for winning the ERS Mid-Career Gold Medal for Allied Health Professionals in recognition of her potential for further outstanding research within a field of the allied health professions. Well Done Anne!
IBAS SUCCESS IN 2022 AMRF RESEARCH GRANT SCHEME
Congratulations to the following IBAS staff members who have been successful in obtaining research funding from the Austin Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) for 2022.
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