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Sleep apnoea

RESEARCH STUDY

STUDY: CAUSES OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA

Why do some people develop obstructive sleep apnoea? Why does their airway collapse multiple times per hour during sleep, while others are able keep their airway open and get a sound night’s sleep?

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
People with diagnosed OSA: Aged 18-75 years and not currently treated.
OR

People without OSA: Aged 40-75 years and with no major illnesses.
WHY PARTICIPATE?
To help us to understand how the function of the upper airway muscles, sensation in the airway, and the brain all control breathing muscles and how these things contribute to obstructive sleep apnoea. We hope this will lead to personalised treatments of sleep apnoea in the future.

WHAT DOES THE STUDY INVOLVE?
An overnight sleep study and an MRI scan at NeuRA. For healthy volunteers who have not had a sleep study before, there will be one extra night to test whether you have sleep apnoea.

You will be reimbursed up to $150 for the overnight sleep study, an additional $50 for healthy control participants who have not had a sleep study before and $20 per hour for any extra time spent completing the MRI scan.

If you have any questions, or if you are interested in participating, please contact Fiona Knapman on 02 9399 1843 or via email: f.knapman@neura.edu.au.

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