The role of sedatives and arousal in obstructive sleep apnoea – pathophysiology and therapeutic utility [ 2013 - 2016 ]

Also known as: The effects of sedatives in sleep apnoea - physiological mechanisms and therapeutic utility

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Researchers: Prof Danny Eckert (Principal investigator)

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

Notes RD Wright Biomedical CDF

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