World Sleep Day 2014

Restful Sleep – Easy Breathing – Healthy Body World Sleep Day 2014 is organised by the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) every year on the second or third Friday in March. It is aimed to: …celebrate the benefits of good and healthy sleep and to draw society attention to the burden of sleep problems and their medicine, education and […]

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Arthritis Education Series AUT University

Arthritis and Sleep 25 September 2013  Dr Bartle is speaking from 7:00pm to 8:15pm on Wednesday 25 September as part of the Arthritis Education Series. …following the AUT Arthritis Education evenings last year I surveyed people who attended to find out about which topics we should arrange for this year and Sleep was very high on […]

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Primary Care vs Specialist Sleep Center Management of OSA

Primary care vs specialist sleep center management of obstructive sleep apnea and daytime sleepiness and quality of life: a randomized trial. Chai-Coetzer CL, et al JAMA. 2013 Mar 13;309(10):997-1004. doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.1823. Abstract: Primary Care vs Specialist Sleep Center Management of OSA IMPORTANCE: Due to increasing demand for sleep services, there has been growing interest in ambulatory models of care for patients withobstructive sleep apnea. With appropriate training and […]

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NZ Psychological Society Annual Conference 2013

Workshop: Common Sleep Disorders and their Treatment NZPsS Annual Conference 2013 supported by The University of Auckland Psychology Department 6-9 September 2013 in Auckland Building Bridges: Dialogues across Psychology Whakatina: Ngā kōrero o te Mātai Hinengaro Venue: Owen G Glenn Building, Auckland University Conference Programme  Please click here for the draft programme (updated 8 August). […]

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South GP CME 2013

Workshop 63 ID & Rx of Parasomnias incl RLS | Workshop 103 Overview of Sleep Disorders & Insomnia South GP CME has a strong reputation for short, sharp and to the point clinical content relevant to daily practice. Each session has 2-3 key ‘take-home’ messages to change clinical behaviour immediately. All General Practitioners, Registrars, Registered Nurses […]

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Obstructive apnea hypopnea index estimation by analysis of nocturnal snoring signals in adults

Obstructive apnea hypopnea index estimation by analysis of nocturnal snoring signals in adults. Ben-Israel N, et al  Sleep. 2012 September 1; 35(9): 1299–1305. doi: 10.5665/sleep.2092 Title: Obstructive apnea hypopnea index estimation by analysis of nocturnal snoring signals in adults STUDY OBJECTIVE:  To develop a whole-night snore sounds analysis algorithm enabling estimation of obstructive apnea hypopnea index (AHI(EST)) […]

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Body Mass Index and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Body Mass Index and obstructive sleep apnoea. Wall H, et al Prim Care Respir J 2012;21(4):371-6 ABSTRACT: Body Mass Index and obstructive sleep apnoea BACKGROUND: An increasing prevalence of obesity in the UK has also seen a rise in the diagnosis of co-morbidities. Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) has previously been associated with body mass index (BMI) but […]

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Commenting on Sleep Research

Dr Alex Bartle’s team of health professionals at the SLEEP WELL CLINIC comment on current sleep research. The commentary is available through subscription to a free e-mail newsletter service with a particular focus on relevance  for GP’s and family doctors. The SLEEP WELL CLINIC was founded in 2000… …to help people achieve quality sleep, and to promote the […]

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