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"Local Sleep" in the Awake Brain: An Underlying Cause of Neurobehavioural Deficits in Sleep Apnea? [ 2018 - 2020 ]

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[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1144601]

Researchers: Prof Ronald Grunstein (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Camilla Hoyos Dr Craig Phillips Dr Andrew Vakulin A/Pr Keith Wong
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Brief description Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder which significantly impacts daytime functioning leading to excessive sleepiness, and problems with attention and thinking. Currently, the causes for cognitive impairment in OSA (including attentional lapses and performance deficits) are poorly understood. In the awake state, groups of neurons can briefly go “offline” as they do in sleep. These periods of “local sleep” may explain impaired task performance in OSA.

Funding Amount $AUD 590,482.93

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