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TSGQ registered nurse and polysomnographic technician Travis Bell joined 612 ABC radio presenter Kelly Higgins-Devine to discuss sleep disorders on 2nd February 2015.

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Scientists have found that that activation of cholinergic neurons - those that release the neurotransmitter acetylcholine -- in two brain stem structures can induce REM sleep in an animal model. Better understanding of mechanisms that control different sleep states is essential to improved treatment of sleep disorders.

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Going to bed early could help individuals avoid repetitive negative thinking, according to a recent study. According to the authors, repetitive negative thinking is "defined as an abstract, perseverative, negative focus on one's problems and experiences that is difficult to control."

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In a recent US study results indicated that poor sleep may be an early warning sign for addictive and “regretful” behaviour; such as alcohol problems, illicit drug abuse and sexual behaviour. US researchers reviewed the sleep patterns of 6500 adolescents in combination with drug and alcohol habits, between 1994 and 2002.

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Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have discovered a link between sleep loss and cell injury. Results of a new study find sleep deprivation causes the damage to cells, especially in the liver, lung, and small intestine. Recovery sleep following deprivation heals the damage.

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New research confirms that sleep disturbances are linked to pain and depression, but not disability, among patients with osteoarthritis (OA).  Results from a new study found that poor sleep increases depression and disability, but does not worsen pain over time.

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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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