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A recent study has shown that adaptive servoventilation (ASV) may be harmful in heart failure patients with central sleep apnoea. The results indicated a 10% annual risk of cardiovascular death in ASV patients compared with 7.5% in the control group. The overall survival and hospitalisation rate was not different between the groups.

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Researchers find that having sleep apnea while pregnant could make the baby prone to metabolic disease as an adult. The study suggests that reoccurring oxygen deprivation, during pregnancy causes long-term changes in the offspring's liver's ability to maintain blood glucose level.

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Symptoms of depression and insomnia are the strongest predictors of having frequent nightmares, a new study concludes. A nightmare disorder may occur when repeated nightmares cause distress or impairment in social or occupational functioning.

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Navigational brain cells that help sense direction are as electrically active during deep sleep as they are during wake time, scientists have discovered. Such information could be useful in treating navigational problems associated with Alzheimer's disease and other neurological disorders.

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A team of neuropsychologists at Saarland University have shown that even a brief sleep of 45 to 60 minutes can significantly improve retention of learned material in memory

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People exposed to prolonged periods of shortened sleep have significant increases in blood pressure during nighttime hours, researchers report.

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Our Thoracic and Sleep Clinics

Our state of the art Thoracic and Sleep clinics have been specially set up to provide the most comfortable environment possible for our patients while still supplying the doctor with the highest quality, comprehensive diagnostic reports and patient treatment.  

Sleep Clinics

For our overnight sleep studies, each patient is provided with a private room and ensuite which has the feel of a hotel room.  We understand that to obtain quality sleep studies it is important to ensure patients are comfortable in their environment.  With nursing, medical and scientific staff onsite we pride ourselves on providing the highest possible standard of care for all our patients.  Our Brisbane sleep clinic and Sunshine Coast sleep clinic have recieved accreditation with the NATA/ASA Sleep Disorders Services (SDS) Accrediatation Program, from January 2014. The National Authority of Testing Authorities Australia (NATA) have developed a rigorous standard for sleep disorders services in Australia, and we are pleased to be the first private hospital services in Australia to meet this level.

CPAP Education and Support

Our team includes onsite CPAP educators who can provide our patients with the support they need. From initial set up we provide full support to our patients during their trial period, a wide range of masks and specially selected range of CPAP machines are available to optimise the success of our patients therapy. Being located on site with thoracic physicians therapy changes and patient queries can be quickly and effectively resolved. The Thoracic and Sleep Group had a high compliance rate with all our patients of around 80%, we believe that the excellent service and follow up support provided is the reason for our patients success.

Wesley Lung Function Laboratory

The Wesley Lung Function Laboratory has been designed to provide the highest quality results whilst keeping the patient as comfortable as possible.  Offering a wide variety of tests we are able to perform diagnostic respiratory tests as well as monitoring and managing disease progression.  We offer the latest testing equipment available and are constantly keeping up to date with the current research in respiratory testing and diagnosis.  The Wesley Lung Function Laboratory has specialist thoracic physician on site every day to make interpretive comments on each report.

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