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Office workers with more light exposure at work had longer sleep duration, better sleep quality, more physical activity and better quality of life compared to office workers with less light exposure in the workplace.

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Can you be sleep deprived without knowing it? Sleep is not always prioritised however the implications can be devastating. Even one night sleep deprived can be impacting your body on a variety of different levels; physically and psychologically. The only way to know if you are getting consolidated sleep is to monitor with specialised equipment what is happening when you are asleep.

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In what may be the largest study of sleep problems among individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers at UC Davis have found that widely undiagnosed sleep disorders may be at the root of the most common and disabling symptom of the disease: fatigue. Study paticipant reports of sleep disorder frequency, sleep patterns and complaints of excessive daytime sleepiness suggest that sleep problems may be a hidden epidemic in the MS population.

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A sleep-promoting circuit located deep in the primitive brainstem has revealed how we fall into deep sleep. Discovered by researchers at Harvard School of Medicine and the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, this is only the second "sleep node" identified in the mammalian brain whose activity appears to be both necessary and sufficient to produce deep sleep.  Using designer genes, researchers were able to 'turn on' specific neurons in the brainstem that result in deep sleep.

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Insomnia can cause chronic inflammation, which can lead to weight gain, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and earlier death. This study finds that curing the insomnia reduces the inflammation and hopefully reduces disease. It also found the best way to cure lack of sleep is through the use of a common psychotherapy treatment - cognitive behavioural therapy.

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Getting enough sleep is important to people of any age, but it is especially so for teenagers, with insufficient sleep possibly being linked to obesity as an adult.

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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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