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Rest Area Ahead: Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and Driving

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Drivers understand how sleepiness can interfere with even the simplest cognitive tasks. This can sometimes feel more like getting from A to E, than A to B. For those who suffer from OSA this can be hazardous, due to the interrupted sleep OSA causes. The 2011 study Reawakening Australia investigated... Continue reading

Tags:  Obstructive Sleep Apnoea,  Sleep Apnoea Treatment,  Untreated Sleep Apnoea

The Usefulness of CPAP Therapy and CPAP Alternatives

Continued Positive Airway Pressure or CPAP is a longstanding and clinically proven therapy for treating sleep apnoea. (Sleep Health Foundation, 2013) Sleep apnoea is a disorder that causes one to have pauses in breathing when sleeping. It disrupts sleep at night and causes many serious (and some les... Continue reading

Tags:  Better Sleep Better Learning,  Obstructive Sleep Apnoea,  Sleep Apnoea Diagnosis,  Sleep Apnoea Treatment

7 Effective Snoring Solutions: How to Stop Snoring Effectively

Perhaps you are woken each night by the sound of your own snoring or maybe your significant other is tired of dealing with the excessive noise when they are trying to catch some shut eye. While this may seem like no big deal and you probably try your best to laugh it off, snoring can often indicate ... Continue reading

Tags:  Foods and Diet,  Snoring,  Snoring Remedies

Insomnia and sleep apnoea, what’s the difference?

Insomnia and sleep apnoea, what’s the difference?

Knowing you have difficulties sleeping is one thing, but understanding why and what’s causing your sleep deprivation is another. Sleep disorders can have complex causes and serious health consequences if left unmanaged. For this reason, it’s very important to speak with a medical special... Continue reading

Tags:  Obstructive Sleep Apnoea,  Sleep Apnoea Diagnosis,  Sleep Apnoea Treatment,  Untreated Sleep Apnoea

Can Dentists Treat Sleep Apnea? A Dentist's Role For Your Treatment

Can dentists treat sleep apnea?

Dentists can treat sleep apnoea that is not severe. In fact, studies have shown that oral dental appliances are effective, safe and simple treatment options for suffers of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnoea. It’s important that your dentist has the expertise, training and accreditation ... Continue reading

Tags:  Obstructive Sleep Apnoea,  Sleep Apnoea Diagnosis,  Sleep Apnoea Treatment

Anti-Snoring Eating Habits: Sleep Tight By Eating These Foods

Anti-snoring eating habits

Having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? You’re not alone! 90% of Australians will suffer from some form of sleep disorder in their lifetime, with 30% being severely affected. With the International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD) organising 8 categories, with over 70 recogn... Continue reading

Tags:  Foods and Diet,  Health Consequences,  Snoring Remedies

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Treatment: CPAP vs Dental Appliances [Infographic]

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Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a condition caused by the restriction of air in the body due to the tissue of the throat, resulting in snoring and/or irregular breathing patterns whilst sleeping. Snoring is seen as the most common symptom of obstructive sleep apnoea. If left untreated, sleep apnoe... Continue reading

Tags:  Obstructive Sleep Apnoea,  Sleep Apnoea Treatment

Australian guide to sleep awareness events in 2016

sleep awareness, world sleep day, sleep awareness week, better sleep, better learning

Sleep awareness will be in the spotlight this year with three major events taking place in Australia. World Sleep Day While most sleep disorders are treatable, only about a third of sufferers seek professional help, according to World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM). With so many people suffe... Continue reading

Tags:  Better Sleep Better Learning,  Obstructive Sleep Apnoea,  Sleep Awareness Week,  World Sleep Day

OSA Case Study: A Patient with High Blood Pressure

Health professional taking a man's blood pressure

Like most patients, Gerry Hart would visit his dentist for problems related to his teeth and gums. Little did he expect on one of those occasions, that the dentist he has been seeing for the past two years, would turn his life around. It was Dr David Norcross, Gerry’s dentist at Kelmscott Den... Continue reading

Tags:  Health Consequences,  High Blood Pressure,  Obstructive Sleep Apnoea,  Sleep Apnoea Diagnosis,  Sleep Apnoea Treatment

The link between Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Memory Loss

relationship between sleep apnoea and memory loss

Sleep apnoea sufferers are characterised by their loud and persistent snoring, while some are known to choke and gasp for air during sleep. “Apnoea” is a Greek word that translates to “without breath”. For most, sleep apnoea results in poor quality and fragmented sleep for th... Continue reading

Tags:  Health Consequences,  Memory Loss,  Sleep Apnoea Treatment,  Untreated Sleep Apnoea

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