Welcome to the Second Edition of the TSGQ E-Newsletter! This month, you will find information on:
- Sleep Deprivation and Depression
Beyond Blue Anxiety and Depression Awareness (ADA) Month - October 2010
- Cognitive Function after Sleep Deprivation
Sleep Awareness Week - 3-9 October, 2010
- Pulmonary Function and Diabetes
World Spirometry Day - 14 October, 2010
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Sleep Medicine News
Sleep Deprivation and Depression
Recent studies found those who slept less than five hours a night were three times more likely than normal sleepers to become psychologically distressed in the next year. Beyond Blue Anxiety and Depression Awareness (ADA) Month October 2010. http://www.beyondblue.org.au
Each hour of sleep lost was linked to a 14 per cent increased risk of distress.
Cognitive Function After Sleep Deprivation
Recent studies indicate Total Sleep Deprivation almost triples the prevalence of lapses in attention. Furthermore, reaction times are slowed by up to 30%.Sleep Awareness Week 3-9 October, 2010. http://www.sleepoz.org.au
While executive functioning does not appear to wane after sleep deprivation, the dramatic decline in non-executive functioning dampens global cognitive function. read more...
Pulmonary Function and Diabetes
Recent studies have shown that impaired lung function (a reduced FVC or FEV1) may be a risk factor for the future development of type 2 diabetes.World Spirometry Day 14 October, 2010. http://www.lungfoundation.com.au
The average rate of decline in lung function (FEV1) for people with diabetes was 71ml/year compared to that of healthy non-smokers at 25-30ml/year.
Come Have Your Lungs Tested At Our State-Of-The-Art Clinic
To celebrate World Spirometry Day, we are welcoming people into our clinic for a FREE lung function test. Alternatively, look out for us in the Wesley Hospital near Medical Imaging where we will be performing Free Spirometry on the 14th October.
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Thoracic & Sleep Group News
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Ask A Scientist
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Registered Polysomnographic Technologist
Q: I don't sleep well in strange places. How will you be able to perform a sleep study on me if I don't sleep?
A: "How will I be able to sleep with all this equipment on me?" is probably the most common concern we hear in the sleep lab. It is expected that most people will not get a usual night sleep in the lab, however we find the majority end up managing normal sleep efficiencies (of about 70-90%). The sleep lab is also specifically designed to create an environment "inductive to sleep". read more...
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The Wesley Lung Function Laboratory News
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