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TSGQ registered nurse and polysomnographic technician Travis Bell joined 612 ABC radio presenter Kelly Higgins-Devine to discuss sleep disorders on 2nd February 2015.

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Scientists have found that that activation of cholinergic neurons - those that release the neurotransmitter acetylcholine -- in two brain stem structures can induce REM sleep in an animal model. Better understanding of mechanisms that control different sleep states is essential to improved treatment of sleep disorders.

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Going to bed early could help individuals avoid repetitive negative thinking, according to a recent study. According to the authors, repetitive negative thinking is "defined as an abstract, perseverative, negative focus on one's problems and experiences that is difficult to control."

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In a recent US study results indicated that poor sleep may be an early warning sign for addictive and “regretful” behaviour; such as alcohol problems, illicit drug abuse and sexual behaviour. US researchers reviewed the sleep patterns of 6500 adolescents in combination with drug and alcohol habits, between 1994 and 2002.

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Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have discovered a link between sleep loss and cell injury. Results of a new study find sleep deprivation causes the damage to cells, especially in the liver, lung, and small intestine. Recovery sleep following deprivation heals the damage.

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New research confirms that sleep disturbances are linked to pain and depression, but not disability, among patients with osteoarthritis (OA).  Results from a new study found that poor sleep increases depression and disability, but does not worsen pain over time.

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CPAP Information

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP, is the most common and most effective way of treating Sleep Apnoea.

While CPAP can sometimes be a challenging adjustment, the positive effects on your quality of life that can be achieved through CPAP are well worth giving it a try.

What is CPAP?

photo_mask2_150The most common treatment for OSA is CPAP. This ‘splints’ the airways open. This then normalizes breathing and oxygen delivery to the body and brain. Symptoms associated with OSA can improve markedly. What is CPAP?

Help with your CPAP

photo_mask_150 Beginning on CPAP can sometimes be a challenging adjustment however it does get easier and you will soon enjoy the benefits of better sleep.
The important thing to know is that initial obstacles are NORMAL, COMMON & FIXABLE. Help With Your CPAP








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