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Thoracic Medicine

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Sleep Medicine

Latest News

Sleep apnoea may make it hard for you to remember simple things, such as where you parked your car or left your house keys, a small study suggests.

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Researchers believe that disrupted circadian clocks are the reason that shift workers experience higher incidences of type 2 diabetes, obesity and cancer. The body's primary circadian clock, which regulates sleep and eating, is in the brain. But other body tissues also have circadian clocks, including the liver, which regulates blood glucose levels.

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In recent research is has been found that disruption to rapid eye-movement (REM) sleep caused by sleep apnoea, may affect an individual’s capacity to form new spatial memories.

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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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Thoracic and Sleep Referral Forms

These referral forms are available to both Doctors and the public. A referral for the Thoracic and Sleep Group (QLD) is only valid once completed by a medical professional (GP or Specialist)

To book an Appointment:

Once your referral has been completed by a medical professional your booking can be made by contacting the Thoracic and Sleep Group Queensland (TSGQ) on (07) 3870 1120 or 1800 119 446.

Thoracic Referral Forms

PrinTable Referrals

Interactive Referrals

Download interactive referral forms to import them into your practice management software.

Sleep Referral Form

Printable Referrals

Interactive Referrals

Download interactive referral forms to import them into your practice management software.

You can also download and print educational brochures for your patients.

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