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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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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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