The role of arousal and respiratory control factors in the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnoea [ 2008 - 2011 ]

Also known as: The role of waking responses and respiratory control stability in obstructive sleep apnoea

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Researchers: Prof Peter Catcheside (Principal investigator) ,  Prof R. Douglas Mcevoy

Brief description Sleep apnoea (OSA) is a very common breathing disorder in sleep characterized by repetitive closure of the collapsible portion of the throat with serious effects on sleep quality and health. Basic causes of OSA are still largely unknown. We will investigate waking responses to breathing load and related respiratory control factors that we believe may be fundamental causes of OSA, and potentially explain many features of OSA including worsening in light sleep and with increasing age.

Funding Amount $AUD 567,924.54

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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