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Often times when we can’t sleep or we feel tired throughout the day, there are common “quick fixes” which we use to help us fall asleep easier and give us an extra boost in the morning. However, some of these habits can often be detrimental to your sleep health, affecting you not just at night, but throughout the day as well.

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New research has found that the less we sleep in midlife, the faster our brains can decline and lead to cognitive impairment in old age.

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“What is happening in YOUR sleep?!? How can you really know? Ever thought of using a sleep app? There are some misunderstandings to what data is relevant when using sleep apps so understanding the limitations are IMPORTANT. "It is always recommended to follow up with a sleep study to be sure nothing is missed. “

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A diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) may raise the risk of osteoporosis, particularly among women or older individuals, according to a new study. OSA is a condition that causes brief interruptions in breathing during sleep. If left untreated, OSA can raise the risk for stroke, cardiovascular disease and heart attacks.  New research shows that OSA may also increase the risk of osteoporosis.

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Insomnia predisposes individuals to increased risk of stroke and this association is profound among young adults – up to eight times greater among insomniacs 18 to 34 years old.  The results of a recent study underscore the clinical importance of identifying and treating insomnia.

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Heavy drinking damages the body in many ways. In addition to liver failure, alcoholics are at a much greater risk of developing pneumonia and life threatening acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), for which there is no treatment. Researchers suspect that alcoholics are more susceptible to these lung diseases because the immune system in the lung is no longer strong enough to protect from infection and damage, but, it had been unclear why the immune system in the lung fails.

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All Sleep Centre Enquiries and Bookings

Phone: 1800 11 94 46  or (07) 3870 1120
Fax: (07) 3870 0233
Email: admin@tsgq.com.au

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For more information please feel free to call. Referrals are made through your G.P. or Specialist.

All Wesley Lung Function Lab Enquiries and Bookings

Phone: (07) 3870 0858
Fax: (07) 3870 2608
Email: lung@tsgq.com.au

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All CPAP Equipment Rental and Sales Enquiries

Phone: (07) 3870 1120
Email: cpap@tsgq.com.au

Provent Sales Enquiries

All provent sales and enquiries are handles via our CPAP clinic. Phone: (07) 3870 1120
Email: cpap@tsgq.com.au

All Pulmonary Hypertension Enquiries

Phone: (07) 3876 9033
Fax: (07) 38710 3222   
Email: wphu.rn@me.com.au

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All Pulmonary Rehabilitation Enquiries 

Phone: (07) 3232 7048 and (07) 3232 6233
Fax: (07) 3232 6508
Email: twh.physio@uchealth.com.au

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ANDREW SCOTT

The Wesley Hospital (Head Office)

Suite 1, Level 9
Evan Thomson Building
24 Chasely St, Auchenflower 4066
Ph (07) 3876 8405
1300 A SCOTT
Fax (07) 3870 3212

Toowoomba Specialist Centre

Suite 11, 9 Scott St.,
Toowoomba 4350
Ph (07) 4639 5115
     (07) 3876 8405
Fax (07) 4639 4334
       (07) 3870 3212

JOHN FEENSTRA

The Wesley Hospital (Head Office)

Suite 1, Level 9
Evan Thomson Building
24 Chasely St, Auchenflower 4066
Ph (07) 3876 9033
Fax (07) 3871 3222


Selangor Medical Centre

62 Netherton Street
Nambour 4560
Ph (07) 3876 9033
Fax (07) 3871 3222

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