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Often times when we can’t sleep or we feel tired throughout the day, there are common “quick fixes” which we use to help us fall asleep easier and give us an extra boost in the morning. However, some of these habits can often be detrimental to your sleep health, affecting you not just at night, but throughout the day as well.

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New research has found that the less we sleep in midlife, the faster our brains can decline and lead to cognitive impairment in old age.

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“What is happening in YOUR sleep?!? How can you really know? Ever thought of using a sleep app? There are some misunderstandings to what data is relevant when using sleep apps so understanding the limitations are IMPORTANT. "It is always recommended to follow up with a sleep study to be sure nothing is missed. “

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A diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) may raise the risk of osteoporosis, particularly among women or older individuals, according to a new study. OSA is a condition that causes brief interruptions in breathing during sleep. If left untreated, OSA can raise the risk for stroke, cardiovascular disease and heart attacks.  New research shows that OSA may also increase the risk of osteoporosis.

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Insomnia predisposes individuals to increased risk of stroke and this association is profound among young adults – up to eight times greater among insomniacs 18 to 34 years old.  The results of a recent study underscore the clinical importance of identifying and treating insomnia.

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Heavy drinking damages the body in many ways. In addition to liver failure, alcoholics are at a much greater risk of developing pneumonia and life threatening acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), for which there is no treatment. Researchers suspect that alcoholics are more susceptible to these lung diseases because the immune system in the lung is no longer strong enough to protect from infection and damage, but, it had been unclear why the immune system in the lung fails.

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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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