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The Wall Street Journal reported recently on the topic of sleep deprivation as to which cities around the World are the most and least sleep deprived. Brisbane leads the way with the earliest bed time and earliest wake up time.

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According to new research, risk of being obese by age 21 was 20 percent higher among 16-year-olds who got less than six hours of sleep a night, compared with their peers who slumbered more than eight hours.

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As we get older there is a strong relationship between reduced amount and quality of sleep. Recent research has found specific cluster of neurons that have linked insomnia and more sleep fragmentation. The reduction of these neurons can be from normal aging but has also been seen in Alzheimers disease.

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A bedtime routine might sound like something that's only necessary for the grade-school set, but following a nightly schedule can greatly improve the sleep of adults, too. Sleep experts recommend establishing a bedtime routine, both to calm and relax you as you get ready to sleep and so you aren't inadvertently giving yourself jet lag.

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Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere, using a mouse model, have recorded the activity of individual nerve cells in a small part of the brain that works as a "switchboard," directing signals coming from the outside world or internal memories. Because human brain disorders such as schizophrenia, autism and post-traumatic stress disorder typically show disturbances in that switchboard, the investigators say the work suggests new strategies in understanding and treating them.

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The death rate from asthma in Australia has fallen by almost 70 per cent since the 1980s, according to a new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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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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