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A study is shining new light on a sleep disorder called “sleep drunkenness.” The disorder may be as prevalent as affecting one in every seven people. Sleep drunkenness disorder involves confusion or inappropriate behaviour, such as answering the phone instead of turning off the alarm, during or following arousals from sleep, either during the first part of the night or in the morning. An episode, often triggered by a forced awakening, may even cause violent behaviour during sleep or amnesia of the episode.

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Ever wondered about the effects of binge sleeping? Are naps bad or how long should you nap for? For all these myths debunked follow the link

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The severity of obstructive sleep apnoea can contribute to high blood pressure in patients despite treatment with antihypertensive medications

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The Wall Street Journal reported recently on the topic of sleep deprivation as to which cities around the World are the most and least sleep deprived. Brisbane leads the way with the earliest bed time and earliest wake up time.

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According to new research, risk of being obese by age 21 was 20 percent higher among 16-year-olds who got less than six hours of sleep a night, compared with their peers who slumbered more than eight hours.

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As we get older there is a strong relationship between reduced amount and quality of sleep. Recent research has found specific cluster of neurons that have linked insomnia and more sleep fragmentation. The reduction of these neurons can be from normal aging but has also been seen in Alzheimers disease.

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Information for referring Doctors

Thoracic and Sleep Group (TSGQ) is Queensland’s fastest growing specialist thoracic and sleep medicine clinic, providing full spectrum services for the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disorders.

Our specialised multidisciplinary team and state-of-the-art facilities ensure we provide your patient with the highest quality of thoracic and sleep medicine care.

With clinics servicing Brisbane (The Wesley Hospital) and the Sunshine Coast (Nambour Selangor Private Hospital), we are proudly providing comprehensive care to South East Queensland.

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