[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1049814]
Prof Danny Eckert
Brief description Recent studies indicate that certain sleeping pills (sedatives) may actually reduce obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) severity in some patients. This research aims to determine the: 1) characteristics of patients who are most likely to respond to this novel approach. 2) effects of commonly prescribed sedatives on upper airway function and breathing during sleep. 3) utility for a sedative to yield sustained reductions in OSA severity and daytime sleepiness in the appropriately selected OSA patients.
Funding Amount $AUD 415,218.31
Funding Scheme Career Development Fellowships
RD Wright Biomedical CDF