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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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Patient Cases

Matthew Hayden, AM

India_Cover_Pic1_webFormer Australian Cricketer, IPL Player and Host of 'Matthew Hayden's Home Ground'

As a client of Dr Andrew Scott, I toast him and his team – all who of whom are the true unsung hero’s in society today.

I salute Andrew and his colleagues,  who put simply, save peoples lives and help to ensure that they continue to live a full and healthy life.

Andrew personally assisted me with problems I faced during my International Cricket career a few years ago. I hadn’t been feeling that great for some time, and my performances suffered as a result. It was a devastating time for me and my family.

I came to Andrew in February 2005 after being dropped from the One Day International side and was consequently diagnosed with Pleurisy and Pneumonia. Under Andrew’s care, my health turned around within a week which eventually led me back to reselection on the Australia team.

I owe my entire health and general well being to Andrew, who has become a valued member of ‘Team Hayden’ in all the years since. As a professional athlete, your team of trusted advisors is everything,  so I in turn have no hesitation in recommending Dr Andrew Scott, his colleagues and their own support team to those who are seeking first class care and attention in their specialised field.

I wish them well in all regards,

Matthew Hayden AM

Maurice, 60

TSGQ staff were very friendly and effieicent which helped to make the sleep study a positive experience

Steve, 45

I was extremely impressed with the friendliness and professionalism of the technicians working during my time at the sleep disorders centre. They made my stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

Brian, 59

Overall positive experience... Helpful, caring and competent staff member who looked after me in room number 1. (Love the cutlery!)

Margo, 76

Very happy with my short stay.

Rob, 43

Staff are great. Extremely informative and helpful and friendly.

Ellis, 59 

Simply the best.

Mike, 54

Yes, no complaints at all, just like home.

 Ailsa, 75

 I am 75 years of age and I HAVE JUST HAD THE MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCE OF UNDERGOING A SLEEP STUDY.  I am so impressed by the fact that the young technician was so spot on with his procedure and to put it simply was ‘blown away’ not only with his experience and knowledge but the way in which he treated me and gave me hope for the future, because at this time I am totally  overwhelmed with the fact that the pull on me to fall asleep is so overpowering and life changing.  He is so patient and expert, I feel he is a great asset in this field. He has truly given me hope and has my deepest respect.

Andrew, 41

An unusual, slightly uncomfortable experience made to feel normal by excellent staff, skill, bed manner and efficient admin.

Graham, 44

Keep up the good work, excellent in every aspect.

Brian, 50

Marie-Louise made my overnight stay warm and welcome and her expertise was comforting to discuss improved technology.

Colleen, 68

Staff at administration were helpful, kind and went out of their way for me. Technician was very knowledgeable, kind and very efficient.

Brett, 50

I am very satisfied with the level of expertise shown by all staff. Your sleep study staff are first class.

Joe, 60

All staff were very professional and the technician explained every step of his work. I found this very educational – excellent customer service.

Lindsay, 62

A lot has progressed in 15 years for the better. The experience was excellent and would recommend it.

P, 74

As a carer for my husband it was good I could stay overnight and attend to his needs.

Kim, 40

The staff were fantastic. I am very impressed with the facility.

Brett, 33

Extremely good. Very relaxed and supportive. Staff at all levels were all consistently friendly and knowledgeable.

Michael, 45

The level of expertise and professional demeanor demonstrated by the medical technician, Jayden, was exemlpary. In every aspect I have little hesitance in rating this experience as excellent. The level of cleanliness and comfort of the accommodation and the high level of professionalism contributed to this rating.

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