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 affects many aspects of a person including sleep. IBAS research has shown that a spinal cord injury cuases obstructive sleep apnoea in most people. The loss of sleep that results can make it harder for someone to get the most of their lives and rehabilitation.
|SHiQ - COSAQ||Each 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…|
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...
Each 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 very high rate of Obstructive...
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